Treasure Island will be performed in a specially constructed outdoor theatre for up to 500 people with the theatre façade as a backdrop, just yards from The Llandoger Trow pub, which, legend has it, was Stevenson’s inspiration for the Admiral Benbow and where he wrote part of the famous tale.
This is the first time a major Bristol Old Vic production has ventured out onto King Street. Treasure Island forms part of a series of projects for Bristol which the company is undertaking in 2011 and 2012, as the Georgian theatre, Paintshop and backstage areas are being refurbished. Throughout the year, the company is collaborating with new and existing partners to stage theatre across the city. Treasure Island is the flagship production of Bristol Old Vic’s summer season and sees the company working with local artists to devise this thrilling new version of a classic tale.