Pieces of eight, pieces of eight – there won’t be 15 men on a dead man’s chest featuring in a family friendly theatre production in Berkhamsted tomorrow night, but there will be plenty of pirate thrills to enjoy.
The show is being staged at the Espinosa Centre in Northbridge Road, which as well as providing space for local dancers to rehearse and take classes and showcasing work by the town’s very own ballet company is building a name as an occasional theatre venue.
Renowned touring company Oddsocks Productions brought The Adventures of Robin Hood to the venue last winter and scored a sellout success, so now they are back with their take on the famous Robert Louis Stevenson tale featuring Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins and the rest.
You’ll be able to step aboard with good ship Hispaniola alongside young hero Jim as he sets sail with a motley collection of old sea dogs heading for Skeleton Island and the fabled treasure buried long ago by the notorious Captain Flint.
There’s treachery, mutiny and danger along the way, but will Jim emerge stronger, braver, fitter and ultimately triumphant?
You can find out for yourself when the Oddsocks team combine live music, breathtaking fights, exciting explosions, hilarious characters and much, much more.
Oddsocks is one of the most respected touring theatre companies in the UK, best known for outdoor Shakespeare shows in the summer as well as traditional family productions in the winter. This far-reaching tour heads off to York on Saturday, and then hops across to the Channel Islands next week.
The production, which starts at 7.30pm, is suitable for a family audience with plenty of opportunity to boo, hiss and sing along to chase away those January blues.
You can book online at www.oddsocks.co.uk or call 01332 258328.