Treasure Island will set sail again, destined for Derby Theatre, this Christmas

For Christmas 2021, Derby Theatre is delighted to announce that they will be reviving and presenting their production of  Treasure Island, a plush, pirate-filled show perfect for the whole family, on from Friday 26 November until Friday 31 December.

Treasure Island was due to open as the Theatre’s big family production for Easter in March last year, but as the  pandemic started to emerge, we had to batten down the hatches and sadly cancel the show. However, as we look  to the future, we are thrilled to be reviving the show to share with our audiences over Christmas 2021, a thrilling  theatrical adventure for audiences to look forward to. As this much-welcomed revival was pretty much ready to go, Treasure Island will replace Aladdin as our main house Christmas show for 2021, but we are hoping Aladdin will fly back into our Theatre.

Treasure Island, a spectacular swashbuckling adventure, follows the hugely successful production of The Jungle  Book in spring 2019 and once again, all performances will have fully integrated BSL and Captioning, making the  production fully accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences. The production will also include live audio described  performances.

Casting details will be announced soon. The creative team for Treasure Island is: Sarah Brigham (Director); Emily  Howlett (Associate Director); Neil Irish (Designer); Ivan Stott (Composer); Tim Skelly (Lighting Designer) and  Daryl Jackson (BSL Consultant).

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

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All performances are BSL integrated and Captioned.

Live Audio Described Performances, including a touch tour before the show, will be on Wed 8 Dec at 2.30pm and Sat 18 Dec at 2.30pm.

We will present a Relaxed Performance (for audience members who might benefit from a more relaxed  environment) on Sat 11 Dec at 2.30pm plus a Dementia-Friendly Performance on Wed 29 Dec at 2.30pm.

BSL and Audio introductions to the show are available on the Derby Theatre website.


Prices remain at the same great deal as last year and start from £12.50.

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

Schools Earlybird Offer – available now! Only £9 per ticket, plus one free with every 10 purchased if reserved by  Saturday 10 April and £10.50 per ticket after this time. Schools can reserve now and pay later.

Groups – available from Mon 8 Dec. £3 off for groups of 10 or more, plus one free with every 10 purchased.


Booking is available via the Derby Theatre website at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Box Offices lines will be available for bookings and enquiries on 01332 593939 on Fridays between 11am and 2pm  from Friday 29 January.

Enquiries can also be made via or via our text number on 07717 364964.

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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