The Castle Players present: Radio Revellers’ Treasure Island
Join the Radio Revellers as they bring you a live broadcast of Stevenson’s classic tale of pirates, parrots and pieces of eight! Marvel as the troupe of once famous, now fading, stars of the silver screen, celebrate the art of the humble Foley artist and create a host of madcap sound effects to transport you across the high seas and breathe life into some of literature’s most iconic characters!
High on the cliffs above the Bristol Channel, Young Jim Hawkins and his mother run the Admiral Benbow Inn. One fateful day a gnarly old sea dog called Captain Billy Bones arrives in search of lodgings. Bones spends his days drinking rum and standing on the cliff top on a constant look-out for an old ‘one-legged man’ who he fears wants to steal a treasure map he has locked away in his old sea chest. One day the inn is attacked by a band of buccaneers, led by the gruesome Black Dog and Blind Pew. Billy Bones is killed but Jim and his mother manage to escape, taking with them Bones’ map. Adventure begins as Jim and his friends Lady Trelawney and Doctor Livesey set sail aboard the Hispaniola in search of long-lost treasure. But all is not ship-shape! There’s a strange one-legged sailor aboard and the smell of mutiny in the air!