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Garrick Production

Treasure Island

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Age guidance



Main House

Trigger warning

Running time

2.5 hours (inc. 20 mins interval)

Group bookings


Avast there, me hearties! It’s time to set sail with the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse this Easter Holiday for an action-packed, swashbuckling adventure on the high seas to TREASURE ISLAND! 

It's a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage begins… 

Gathering a motley crew of sailors and pirates, Jim sets sail on the mighty Hispaniola bound for a lost island and untold fortunes. The ship’s charming cook, Long John Silver, quickly befriends Jim but as the island draws near, danger lurks beneath the surface. Will Jim and her friends find the buried gold, or will the one-legged pirate be the death of them all? 

This thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery of Treasure Island premiered at the National Theatre, London, in December 2014. 

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of murder, money and mutiny is the perfect treat for all the Family! 

Oh… and feel free to bring your parrot along too! 

Performance Schedule: 

  • Wednesday 3rd April - 7.30pm 

  • Thursday 4th April - 7.30pm 

  • Friday 5th April - 7.30pm 

  • Saturday 6th April - 1.30pm 

  • Saturday 6th April - 5.30pm 

  • Sunday 7th April - 1.30pm

  • Sunday 7th April - 5.30pm

  • Wednesday 10th April - 7.30pm 

  • Thursday 11th April - 7.30pm 

  • Friday 12th April - 7.30pm 

  • Saturday 13th April - 1.30pm 

  • Saturday 13th April - 5.30pm 

  • Sunday 14th April - 1.30pm

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Book Tickets

Wed 15 Oct



Review by Rick Bowen at

ANYONE who knows me will tell you my sea legs are terrible. But this nautical adventure is a trip well worth making as it takes place on dry land, perfect for a land lubber like me.

Also it was really pleasing to see so many children in the audience as I imagine far too many kids think live theatre begins and ends with pantomime. I know I did.

This rollicking good adventure sees Jim Hawkins -Lauren Brown - and the legendary baddie Long John Silver  Michael Gallagher - -on the hunt for buried treasure in a far flung destination that can destroy the sanity of those brave enough to set foot there.

Brown and Gallagher are a terrifically engaging double act even if there are occasions when Gallagher is at serious risk of being upstaged by a parrot.

There are also some great sword fights to enjoy and all the action takes place against a very believable backdrop designed by James Merrington. I particularly enjoyed the inn at the start of the evening, complete with flickering fire effect in the grate.

Set designers haven’t received the recognition they often deserve in my previous reviews. Hopefully this will serve to redress the balance somewhat.

Helen Horridge is extremely watchable and likeable as Squire and the appreciative applause Euan Tanna-Fenton received during the performance was richly deserved as he was so convincing as a sailor who’d lost his mind, having lived alone on the island for three long and lonely years.

Joe Meighan’s appointment as the Garrick’s artistic director has proved to be a real masterstroke and he proves yet again that the words ‘family show’ don’t have to be shorthand for stupidity.

To enter into the spirit of the evening the theatre’s front of house staff dressed in sailor garb. Well done, me hearties.

Until April 14. Tickets are available from 0161 928 1677 or

Star rating - 3.5 out of 5.


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