Treasure Island – this weekend!


Ian and Andy as Pirates

Aaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

Wee Stories theatre company will be visiting the macrobert this weekend with their adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale Treasure Island. If you are in Stirling City Centre this evening, pop into Waterstones at 5.30pm as Andy from Wee Stories (who plays Jim Hawkins) will be appearing for an exclusive storytelling event.

Bridge of Allan has more links with Robert Louis Stevenson. His father, Robert Stevenson, was an engineer employed in the construction of the Bridge of Allan’s Spa and the project would also draw his son  to the town. Robert Louis Stevenson’s first visit was in 1853 and he returned annually throughout and beyond his childhood. His visits to Bridge of Allan left their imprint on his imagination and wove their way into his works. A popular local trail, the Darn Walk, is mirrored in his work Kidnapped and an old mine audit which you’ll pass on the way is believed to be Ben Gunn’s Cave in Treasure Island .
Stevenson was a sickly child for whom visits to the Pharmacist were ” a …..terror to me by day and haunted my dreams by night….” This local character probably provided inspiration for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’s character. There is still a chemist’s on the site which is now known as Strathallan Pharmacy.
The work of Robert Louis Stevenson is close to the hearts of the locals of Bridge of Allan and this re-telling by Wee Stories is sure to please fans of all ages. You needn’t have the kids with you to enjoy the show!

Treasure Island is on Friday 21 May 10.30am & 7pm, and Saturday 22 May at 1.30pm
Tickets £6/£5 children

Book online http://www.macrobert.org or call the Box Office 01786 466666

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macrobert arts centre offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups. TICKETS AND INFORMATION LINE 01786 466666 You can also follow macrobert on Facebook , Twitter and Bebo. For special offers and to get all the macrobert news first, sign up for our weekly e-bulletin via www.macrobert.org.

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