Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre is to stage its first ever Christmas show in The Round so audiences can be even closer to the festive fun from November 23 to January 5.
And The Dukes has embarked on this theatrical journey with Coronation Street scriptwriter, Debbie Oates, who’s swapping the Weatherfield cobbles for the high seas this Christmas.
Hers is a modern re-telling of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story Treasure Island which sees Jim Hawkins being replaced by Jem, a young girl living on the shores of Morecambe Bay from where she sets sail on the adventure of a lifetime.
With the help of a mischievous parrot and a magical treasure map, Jem is transported to a distant world. With danger lurking around every corner and only her daft Uncle David to help, can Jem outsmart the pirates, find the gold and get home safely?
The audience will follow her adventures every step of the way aboard The Hispaniola.
Jem will be played by Nisa Cole who most recently appeared at The Dukes and on tour this summer as Jennet Device in the acclaimed Lancashire witches drama, Sabbat.
Treasure Island is The Dukes third Christmas show to be directed by The Dukes director, Joe Sumsion, who decided to stage it in The Round.
Tickets for Treasure Island can be booked at The Dukes box office on (01524) 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org.