Treasure Island, Blakeney

This summer’s offering from the well-established Blakeney Players moves away from their more usual home-brewed style.

By CAT BARTMAN

Shiver me timbers. Or should it be aye aye Captain?

This summer's offering from the well-established Blakeney Players moves away from their more usual home-brewed style.

Instead Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, has been brought to the stage, complete with swords, songs and a bit of swashbuckling.

From the programme to the performance the show is as professional as can be.

This is complemented with a cast of more than 20, who not only have some strong singing voices, but who actually look like they are enjoying themselves as well.

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The female pirates are not to be messed with, neither is their leader, the infamous Long John Silver.

The quest for treasure involves fights, mutiny and the odd skeleton, but of course all ends well.

Peter Franklin's Dr Livesey has a certain Blackadder air about him, while Dave Long's Long John Silver comes complete with wooden leg and parrot, though it is only ever heard, not seen.

The show has been playing to packed audiences over the last month and with the last performance tonight, more than 1000 people will have experienced Treasure Island.

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