Prescot Prepares for Pirate Invasion This Summer

By on Thursday, April 12, 2018

The classic pirate tale Treasure Island is coming to Prescot this summer, courtesy of the town’s own community theatre company, MATE Productions.

Adapted by Phil Willmott from the beloved story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island follows young Jim Hawkins, who unwittingly finds himself on the high seas with a band of cutthroat mutineers, led by the villainous Long John Silver. MATE – best-known in previous years for their stunning Shakespeare productions – add a steampunk twist to the tale, thanks to Jane Allen’s innovative costume designs.

Theatregoers should expect murder, music, merriment and plenty of swashbuckling action when the show comes to the Woodland Theatre, in the grounds of Prescot Parish Church and Vicarage, on Saturday 9 June and Saturday 14 July 2018.

But Treasure Island debuts at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool, before that, with performances on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April.

The family show reopens in Prescot on 9 June before touring Merseyside throughout the summer, with outdoor venues including St James Gardens at Liverpool Cathedral, Croxteth Hall Walled Garden and Ness Gardens in Cheshire.

The talented cast and crew then head for the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

To find out more about dates, venues and times, and to book tickets, visit


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