A superb, action-packed musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. 'Treasure Island' is full of swash-buckling, piratical fun - which makes it a superb choice for the end of year show!
The moment Jim Hawkins discovers the treasure map in Billy Bones’ sea chest, his life changes forever: 'X' marks the spot of a notorious pirate's loot! Jim becomes the cabin boy on The Hispaniola, a ship bound for Treasure Island. On the journey Jim encounters the beguiling one-legged ship's cook Long John Silver - but should he trust this cunning man? Mutiny breaks out but, with the help of eccentric Ben Gunn, Jim bravely helps Squire Trelawney and his men to win through. They defeat the pirates, locate the treasure and sail home triumphant!
"Incredible! An uplifting show which fully engaged the children from the start with the easy to learn, catchy songs and humorous script. The show stimulated lots of creative activities and parents were full of praise for our 'best show yet'." - Z. Love, Teacher, Berkshire.
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Author: Age guide: 8 to 12 Running time: 50 mins - perf. licence required No. of songs: 10
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Review by Anita Boyd Headteacher
This is the first year we have used a Starshine production and we will certainly be using them again! A brilliant performance enjoyed by all pupils showing off their talents and skills - lots of room for extras too! Many thanks.
Review by Teacher - Oxfordshire
Fantastic script and wonderful music. Easy to adapt to accommodate a small class of just 15!!
Review by Zoe Love - Yr. 5/6 teacher, Berkshire
Incredible! An uplifting show which fully engaged the children from the start with the easy to learn, catchy songs and humorous script. The show stimulated lots of creative activities and parents were full of praise for our 'best show yet'.
Songs catchy, yet challenging
Review by Catherine Fern - Peri music teacher, North Yorkshire
I am currently producing two of your musicals, 'The Pied Piper and 'Treasure Island'. They are so accessible; the scripts are well written and the songs catchy, yet challenging enough for the upper primary age group. Many thanks - keep them coming!
Review by Jessica - Student, Liverpool
We did this play for Xmas and it was amazing. Everyone loved the songs and we got 5 star reviews afterwards. I say this is a great play and ALL teachers should do Treasure Island.
Children absolutely loved it.
Review by Vicky Bates - Teacher, Bedworth, Warwickshire
We were recommended this show by a colleague and it lived up to all expectations. The children absolutely loved it!
Love the songs!
Review by Penny Goodall - Teacher, New Zealand
We have started rehearsing Treasure Island - the kids really love the songs and all want to be Long John Silver or Jim. There is a lot of pirate talk going on. Thanks.
Wow, What A Show!
Review by Louise Honisett - Music Co-ordinator, Eastbourne
Wow, what a show! Amazing. Staff and children alike had so much fun putting this together, and the feedback from the show has been really positive, the best show we've ever done apparently. Audience participation with 'Just a Little Cheese on Toast' and the calls for the 'Black Spot' was brilliant.
Review by Elizabeth Eastaugh - Teaching Assistant - East Sussex
Our 4th Starshine musical - brilliant fun yet again! Easy dialogue, catchy songs, the dances gave added value and an opportunity to involve those without dialogue.
Easy To Direct And Costume
Review by Tracy Cheal - Teacher, East Sussex
Excellent songs, music and humour, easy to direct and costume, good sound effects and having everything on one CD is fantastic!
Review by Lizzie Lloyd - Music Teacher, Perthshire
Good fun with humourous dialogue, and a good ratio of actions and words to songs.
Children Really Enjoyed The Songs
Review by Helen Bradshaw - Music Teacher, London
The children really enjoyed the songs and we liked all the dance opportunities.
The Children Loved The Pirate Theme.
Review by Annie Rogers - Head Teacher, Sussex
Very enjoyable for this age range with catchy songs and a good script. The children loved the pirate theme.
They Loved 'the Black Spot'!
Review by Barbara Whybrew - Music Teacher, Isle Of Man
The children had lots of fun and they really liked the songs; the pirate theme was greatly enjoyed and they loved 'the black spot'! The musical has inspired the children to read other adaptations of the novel.
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Treasure Island - Teesside High School
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