Cast announced for Easter production of Treasure Island
Derby Theatre is delighted to announce the cast for their big Easter production of Theresa Heskins’ award-winning adaptation of Treasure Island, a spectacular swashbuckling adventure and pirate-filled production perfect for the whole family.
Beth Hinton-Lever will play the iconic role of Long John Silver. Beth’s credits include West Side Story for Leicester Curve, As You Like It for the National Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Reasons to be Cheerful for Graeae Theatre Company.
Joining Beth, the company includes:
Bonnie Baddoo as Gem (Wendy and Peter Pan for Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh plus Richard III and Romeo & Juliet for Shakespeare’s Rose);
Becky Barry as Darby McGraw (The Jungle Book for Derby Theatre and Romeo & Juliet for Shakespeare’s Globe);
Paul Brown as Trewlawney (Groan Ups for Mischief Theatre Company and Kasimir & Karoline for Richard Burton Theatre Company);
Kieran Buckeridge as Smollett (Traitors for Channel 4, Moving On for the BBC and Emmerdale for ITV);
TJ Holmes as Israel Hands (One Man, Two Guvnors for Derby Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Mother Courage for Red Ladder and Leeds Playhouse);
Erin Siobhan Hutching as Anderson (Macbeth: Toil & Trouble for Derby-based 1623 theatre company and People of The Eye for a UK tour);
Oraine Johnson as Flint (The Jungle Book and One Man, Two Guvnors for Derby Theatre and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for Torch Theatre);
Raffie Julien as Mrs H (Tommy for Ramps on The Moon and Deaf Rave for The Dome).
Jim Kitson as Livsey (Pitmen Painters for New Vic Theatre plus George Gently and Tracey Beaker Returns for the BBC);
Alex Nowak as Ben Gunn (Our Country’s Good for Ramps on the Moon and Europe for Leeds Playhouse);
Robert Took as Red Dog (Sunny Afternoon for Harold Pinter Theatre and UK tour and The Ruck for Lawrence Batley Theatre).
The creative team for Treasure Island is: Sarah Brigham (Director); Emily Howlett (Associate Director); Neil Irish (Designer); Ivan Stott (Composer) and Daryl Jackson (BSL Consultant).
Treasure Island follows the hugely successful production of The Jungle Book in spring 2019 and all performances will have fully integrated BSL and Captioning. The professional company will consist of Deaf, hearing and interpreting actors, musicians and creatives alongside a community company.
Treasure Island will run at Derby Theatre from Saturday 28 March until Saturday 11 April, with tickets from £10.
We will present a Relaxed Performance (for audience members who might benefit from a more relaxed environment) on Sunday 5 April at 2pm plus a Dementia-Friendly Performance on Thursday 9 April at 1.30pm.