Treasure Island: Christmas 2021

A Derby Theatre Production
Family Friendly , Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 26 November 2021 - Friday 31 December 2021
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“Energetic musical adaptation... a good alternative to a panto this Christmas season."
The Stage

Set sail on the high seas for a spectacular swashbuckling adventure at Derby Theatre Christmas 2021.

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Theresa Heskins’ award-winning adaptation of Treasure Island  is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buried treasure and buccaneers. Brimming with a bountiful supply of live music, sumptuous sets and costumes, drama and ahoy me hearties, this is a thrilling theatrical voyage for all ages to embark on.

Batten down the hatches and book now for the truly wonderful Treasure Island - a pirate-filled production perfect for the whole family. 

Treasure Island follows the hugely successful production of The Jungle Book in 2019 and all performances will have fully integrated British Sign Language and Captioning. 

Story Intro and Show Info (BSL & Captioned)

Cast members Raffie Julien, Nadeem Islam and Alex Nowak introduce the story of Treasure Island and key information about the show in British Sign Language.

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Meet the Characters (BSL & Captioned)

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Rehearsal Trailer

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Teaser Trailer

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How To Book

All bookings must be made in advance. You will be issued with an e-ticket via email that is also accessible from your theatre account.

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BSL & Captioned Introduction

Accessible Performances

All performances contain fully integrated British Sign Language and Captioning.

Please Note: we recommend seats on rows D-H for the best view of the integrated captioning.

Closed Captions: we have a small number of handheld tablets that the captions for Treasure Island can be viewed on (a large screen on stage displaying the captions will also be visible throughout the entire performance). To book one of these tablets please email 

Live Audio Described Performances: Wednesday 8 December, 2:30pm and Saturday 18 December, 2:30pm (with Touch Tours available)

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 11 December, 2:30pm

Dementia-Friendly Performance: Wednesday 29 December, 2:30pm

Text Number: you can also book or find out more by texting the Box Office on 07717 346 964.

Audio Described Introduction

Listen to an audio described version of all the details and information on our production of Treasure Island, including Audio Described performances and Touch Tours below.

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Meet The Cast

Wednesday 29 December, after the 2.30pm matinee performance in the main auditorium

Sing and Sign-a-long

Sneak preview! The 2020 cast sing and show us the signs for the song 'A Sailorin We Go'.

Friends Membership Deal

Friends get 50% off tickets from Friday 26 November - Tuesday 30 November or £5 off tickets for all other performances (price bands A-C only).

Groups Offer 

£3 off for groups of 10 or more, plus one free ticket with every 10 purchased, available on performances from Wednesday 8 December.

Schools Offer 

Only £10.50 per ticket, plus one free teacher ticket with every 10 purchased. Schools can reserve now and pay later.

For more information about schools' performances of Treasure Island, and to make a reservation, please email:

PLEASE NOTE: On all schools' performances, there will be some spacing between each booking. This will not be a set, regulated distance, but it is intended to provide a small amount of distance between bookings.

Schools' performances are on the following days and times:

Wed 1 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Thu 2 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Fri 3 Dec, 10.15am

Tue 7 Dec, 10.15am & 2:30pm

Wed 8 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Thu 9 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Fri 10 Dec, 10.15am

Mon 13 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Tue 14 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Wed 15 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Thu 16 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Fri 17 Dec, 10.15am

Mon 20 Dec, 10.15am & 2.30pm

Tue 21 Dec, 10.15am & 2:30pm

Adapted by Theresa Heskins

Directed by Sarah Brigham

Associate Director Emily Howlett

Designer Neil Irish

Composer Ivan Stott

BSL Consultant Daryl Jackson

All performances will have fully integrated BSL and Captioning.