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Howard Coggins, Patrick Driver, Emily Butterfield, Morgan Philpott and Nicholas Goode in Watermill Playhouse’s 2011 production of Treasure Island.

Treasure Island (Hulse)

Robert Louis Stevenson, author
Toby Hulse, playwright


81 pgs. 2 female, 4 male

Originally produced by Watermill Playhouse, UK, in 2011

Run Time: 2 hours

Audience Recommendation: 6+


The story of Long John Silver and his pirate crew spill from the spirited imagination of a young girl. Emily dreams of being a pirate, although wanting to be a businesswoman would be more sensible. Her dream comes to life in this version of Stevenson’s classic tale, where she is Jim Hawkins in the story of wicked pirates, good old English pluck and buried treasure.



“The Theatre was awash with excited children all dressed up as pirates in anticipation of Toby Hulse’s Treasure Island and what a stirring swashbuckling adventure it is!”– British Theatre Guide, UK


“This adaptation gives Stevenson’s old story a new, vigorous lease of life, making choosing the pirate life seem like a sensible career choice.” – Reviews Gate, UK


Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
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