Forever Treasure Island - By Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Pack your bags and hoist the sails, there's treasure to be found, maps to be followed and mutinies to be quashed in this spirited new adventure from the writers of Pantastic.
Jen Hawkins can't believe her luck when she stumbles upon an old treasure-map. And yes, X does indeed mark the spot! So, just days later, under the wing of Doctor Livesey and Captain Smollett, she boards the Hispaniola and is soon riding the waves towards Skeleton Island. But so is Long John Silver and his parrot Cap’n Flint, not to mention the motliest collection of 'sailors' she’s ever set eyes on. Will her quest end happily or will she be swimming with the fishes?
With ten fantastic new songs and a dramatic but comical script, Forever Treasure Island brings the classic novel leaping into the 21st Century. Suitable for ages 9 to 13.
Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' is an out-and-out adventure story, plain and simple. Except that it isn't plain and simple: it is complex and rich, full of detail, with extraordinary characters, peril, treachery, excitement and camaraderie. And it is full of sailing terminology now lost on most modern readers, making it a challenge for all but the most erudite of students. But for those who persevere, the rewards are plentiful and it is no surprise that it is one of the most often dramatized and adapted of all novels.
In this new musical version, the bare bones of the story are the same but a lot has changed to help make it more accessible and engaging to its 21st Century performers and audience. We hope it resonates with all and has everybody longing to discover a treasure map and head off on adventures of their own.
Contains 30 speaking roles with a flexible cast size of between 20 to 60+ (ideal cast size 40).
The Director's Book includes the full script with song lyrics, character list and curriculum-linked material along with the sheet music piano score with vocal line and guitar chords. The accompanying CD includes all songs recorded with children’s voices and full backing tracks.
An editable version of the script in Word format is available to customers who also purchase a performance licence. The cost of the editable script is currently £9.95 and this can only be bought (along with the performance licence) direct from the publisher’s website or by email to email@example.com.
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes