TREASURE ISLAND

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Treasure Island is the second instalment in The Sleeping Treelogy and this time it's Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel which is subjected to a dose of distorted admiration. The show earned the company a Total Theatre Award nomination in 2012 for the Emerging Artists category, as well as receiving four stars across the board at that year's Edinburgh Fringe.

 

The show tracks the conflicting expeditions of Billy Bones and Long John Sliver, two thieving veterans of the sea, as well as young cabin boy, Jim. As Jim tries to fulfill his life long dream of becoming a pirate he manages to get himself caught up in a world inhabited by mermen,  other various talking sea  creatures and pirates with severe personality disorders. With only themselves for company, Sleeping Trees bring together a version of the story the likes of which have never been seen, even by the most ravaged of salt stained peepers. 

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“With a boisterous confidence and obvious performance skill The Sleeping Trees grab the audience’s attention and imagination as though a buxom wench being dragged (without any hesitation) aboard their hilarious galleon.” ★★★★ – Fringe Review 

“A frenzied laugh-a-moment adventure. This trio’s 1000mph mime is infectiously funny.” ★★★★ - Fringebiscuit

 

"Feisty improv caused a hilarity overload, holding the audience captive and forcing them to walk the plank of abandon." ★★★★ - Three Weeks

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Sleeping Trees LLP is represented by Glorious Management

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