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. 

Book Tickets

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.