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Treasure Island

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Treasure Island

adapted by Todd Espeland from Robert Louis Stevenson

Pirates sponging for rum, treasure maps filled with pieces of eight!

 About 70 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 20
12M | 8W, Plus patrons & pirates, gender flexible


Simple set


 50 pages

Drama Classical Adaptation

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest… Pirates sponging for rum, treasure maps filled with pieces of eight!

Join Jim, Long John Silver and the rest of his scurvy crew for this classic pirate adventure. Easy staging (including Silver’s peg leg) gender flexible options, and a thrilling journey to Skeleton Island.

Yo, ho, ho!

Free Classroom Study Guide

20 Characters
12M, 8W, Plus patrons & pirates, gender flexible
Older Jim Hawkins [M] 38 lines
Male, adult Jim who recounts the tale
Jim Hawkins [M] 78 lines
Male, young and unsure of himself
Billie Bones [W] 16 lines
Female, bold, brash and hiding a secret
Mrs. Hawkins [W] 23 lines
Female, Jim’s mother, a tough no-nonsense woman who runs the Bennbow Inn
Dr. Livesey [M] 40 lines
Male, honorable and honest
Squire Trelawney [M] 33 lines
Male, impulsive side kick to Dr. Livesey
Blind Pew [W] 15 lines
Female, bitter and angry
Long John Silver [M] 80 lines
Male, friendly and warm but with a harsh dark side
Captain Smollett [W] 26 lines
Female, Captain of the Hispaniola, sharp and dry personality.
Benn Gunn [W] 19 lines
Female, marooned on Skeleton Island for 3 years, a little crazy from all the time alone
Johnny [W] 10 lines
Female pirate in Long John Silver’s crew
Black Dog [M] 16 lines
Male pirate in Long John Silver’s crew
Dirk [W] 8 lines
Female pirate in Long John Silver’s crew
Bilge [W] 10 lines
Female pirate in Long John Silver’s crew
Dungbee [M] 9 lines
Male pirate in Long John Silver’s crew
Scuttle [M] 11 lines
Male pirate in Long John Silver’s crew
Israel Hands [M] 14 lines
Male pirate in Long John Silver’s crew
Dick [M] 7 lines
Male crew member of the Hispaniola who is convinced to join Silver’s crew
Tom [M] 3 lines
Male crew member of the Hispaniola
Hunter [M] 1 line
Male crew member of the Hispaniola
Various Inn Patrons and Sailors [A]

Prop List

Copy of Treasure Island, Book, Mugs, Tray, Knife (3+), Coins, Round Black Piece of Paper, Key, Chest, Shells, Trinkets for Trunk, Oil Cloth of Papers, Small Money Bag, Cane, Account Book, Ropes, Bags, Parrot, Letter, 1-2 Rotten Apples, Pistol (2), Cup, Skeleton, Rifles (3)

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