Sell a Door Presents Trio of Robert Louis Stevenson Adaptations; KIDNAPPED Set for Tonight
Award winning touring theatre company Sell a Door have announced they will be commissioning three new adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson works over the next three years for touring across the UK.
Artistic Director, David Hutchinson, has revealed that the first of the three installments will be a new adaptation of lesser-known title 'Kidnapped' by emerging playwright Ivan Wilkinson. The adaptation will tour from January to May 2014 across the UK to over forty theatres and will preview at the company's Scottish home, the Beacon Arts Centre in Inverclyde.
"We are thrilled to make a three year commitment to this astonishing author who's work defined the nineteenth century adventure tales and is one of the most translated authors worldwide. Stevenson's work has been presented in many forms both on screen and stage over the last few centuries and still attracts family audiences in the twenty first century. We are delighted to be commissioning three emerging writers to take the helm of these gigantic tales and bring them to regional theatres across the UK."
Hutchinson has revealed that further adaptations of 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' and 'Treasure Island' will follow in 2015 and 2016.
'Kidnapped', which previews at the Beacon Arts Centre tonight, 16th January and opens at the Buxton Opera House on 17th and 18th January, promises to be full of puppetry and physical storytelling as a company of five actors bring this coming of age tale to life, keeping true to its original Scottish routes. Billed as a show for all the family, the production will tour for five months including the company's London home at the Greenwich Theatre.
A full list of touring dates will be announced soon.