KNUTSFORD’S Little Theatre is inviting people to enjoy a swashbuckling musical adventure.

The theatre is playing host to the annual show by the younger performers at the theatre - a musical adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Treasure Island.

The production tells the story of young Jim Hawkins, played by newcomer to the group Saskia Whelan, who longs for an adventure on the seven seas, and how this becomes a reality as he joins on a hunt for buried treasure aboard the good ship Hispaniola.

Billy Bones, played by Evie James, provides Jim with the directions to the island where the treasure is buried.

Along with Squire Trelawney, played by Julia Jarvis, Doctor Livesy, played by Millie Graham and Mr Arrow, played by Mya Wakeford, they set about to making plans to find the island, and seek the treasures it holds.

Whilst on board the ship, we meet Long John Silver, played by Emily Bardill, who masquerades as the ship’s cook, but in reality is the leader of a gang of pirates whose only interest is to find the gold for themselves.

Long John is assisted by two other pirates, Black Dog, played by Eleanor Ainley, as the ship’s punishment officer who loves nothing more than a bit of recreational torture, and Big Jesse, played by Daisy Boardman, who is more interested in his feather duster than a musket.

The principal cast are also supported by a strong ensemble of pirates, sailors, island beauties, and phantoms who join in a number of colourful and upbeat musical numbers.

Treasure Island has been directed by group leader, Ben Evans-Clarke, for whom this is his third production he has directed for KLTJRS, as well as recently co-directing the 2018 pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

He said: “The production has, as all productions, been a real challenge, but I am incredibly proud that the cast and production team have been able to produce such a high quality piece of performance.

“With plenty of singing, dancing, and laugh-out loud moments, this is a production not to be missed.

“Can Jim Hawkins manage to escape Long John and escape with the treasure? Or will the pirates get their hands on the loot? Book your tickets to find out!”

The production runs on July 17, 18, 20 and 21 at 7pm, with a 1pm matinee on the Saturday. Tickets are £10, but are all available for 2-for-1 from