Treasure Island

by R.L.Stevenson

directed by Graham Buchanan

Performed at the

Nuffield Theatre


1st to 5th January 1974

Pre-show publicity from the Southampton Evening Echo

The Maskers, Southampton's busiest amateur dramatic society, are staging the stage version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic at the Nuffield Theatre from Tuesday evening. Graham Buchanan is directing. His first and only other production for the Maskers was 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Coincidentally, that was at the time Chichester were performing 'The Shrew' and, of course their production 'Treasure Island' is running now.

It's not the most popular play for an amateur society, despite its exciting narrative -- for there's only one part for the fairer sex, that of Mrs Hawkins, young Jim's mother. In Graham's production Mollie Manns takes the part. Hailing originally from the West Country, she should have no trouble with the accent.

James Smith returns to the stage for the terrifying role of Blind Pew. David Pike has the part of Long John Silver and is currently getting to know his parrot. His sparring partner from 'Inherit the Wind' and 'Take a Pair of Sparklin' Guys' Ken Spencer plays that old soak Billy Bones. And Martin Stannard, Ron Stannard's 13 year old son, is Jim Hawkins.

Cast played by:
Mrs HawkinsMollie Manns
Jim HawkinsMartin Stannard
Billy BonesKen Spencer
JoyceBrian Stansbridge
HunterBob Wilson
Tom RedruthDennis Grist
Dr LiveseyKen Hann
Black DogDavid Jupp
Blind PewJames Smith
RedcapGraham Buchanan
Israel HandsRod Drew
Squire TrelawneyBeckett Pennington-Legh
Captain SmollettGeoff Wharam
Long John SilverDavid Pike
Tom MorganAlan Newell
George MerryMike Shailer
Job AndersonRichard Bowen
Dick JohnsonDave Philips
Abe GrayMonty Rose
ArrowJohn Carrington
Ben GunnPete White
DoggerHarry Manns
"Cap'n Flint"Bill the Parrot
For the Maskers  
DirectorGraham Buchanan
Technical DirectorRon Tillyer
Set ConstructionRon Tillyer, John Riggs and the Maskers
Stage ManagerKeith Hooper
LightingDerek Jones, Ivan White
WardrobeKay Hann, Christine Tillyer, Margaret Richardson
PropertiesAngela Stephens, Sonia Morris, Sheana Carrington, W.G.Buchanan, Jenni Rodway
SoundGeoff Grandy
Master-at-ArmsK W Spencer
DecorRay Green
BusinessJohn Paget
PublicityKen Spencer
Stage CrewRoger Lockett, 'Gridzi' Carrington, Ray Sowden
Front of HouseThe Maskers
PhotographyAlan Dedman

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Ray Green, Martin Stannard
Beckett Pennington-Legh?, Mollie Manns as Mrs Hawkins, Martin Stannard, Ken Hann as Dr Livesey
Pete White as Ben Gunn

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