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Treasure Island - a Wacky Pirate Play

Adapted for the stage by Kim Williamson

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 "Crazy comedy adaptation of the classic tale for the whole family to enjoy".

Length: 100 Minutes
Cast: 20 Actors, most roles interchangable between male and female. Cast can be increased with extra's in group scenes.
Genre: Comedy
Audience: Children and Family

About the Play: This new "wacky adaptation" of the classic tale is sure to delight children of all ages! Join Janie on her adventure to find Treasure Island while staying out of the clutches of comic pirates, crazy shipmates and scatter-brained castaways. Hilarious, high energy entertainment.

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Sample from the script...

SCENE 1
Mother
(enters) Bartholomew! Bartholomew? (to audience) You haven’t seen my little boy have you? His name is Bartholomew. Oh dear, where has he gone? I hope he isn’t lost. He doesn’t like the dark. Don’t tell anyone this, but he still takes his teddy bear to bed with him. Oh, where is he? (yells) Bartholomew!!!!

Captain
(enters) Mother? Mother! What are you yelling for? And don’t call me Bartholomew!

Mother
Bartholomew! There you are!(tries to kiss him)

Captain
Mother, please! Not here. What will the kids think?

Mother
Now, the reason I came down is to bring this (produces his teddy) You forgot Mr Cuddlywinkles!

Captain
Mother! Not in front of the kids!

Mother
Oh. Shall I take him home then?

Captain
No! (hides teddy behind his back) I’ll er...take care of him

Mother
All right then, dear. I’ll be off. Now, sail safely and keep warm! And don’t forget to change your underwear! Honestly, what will people think if your ship goes down and you’ve got grubby grundies!

Captain
Mother! It won’t matter if my undies are clean or dirty, will it? They will be wet!

Mother
Alright dear, no need to get your knickers in a knot! Now, when are you heading off?

Captain
(Janie enters with Rosey following) I just need a few more crew members. Some young lads to do the dirty work

Janie
Hi there! I heard you say you needed some crew members. I’ve always wanted to sail the seven seas, smell the salt-laden air and fight pirates!

Rosey
Me too

Janie
Rosey, go home

Mother
Pirates? Where?

Captain
It’s ok Mother. There aren’t any pirates around here. What are you talking about lad? Pirates! No pirates around here! I am a reputable ship’s Captain of a reputable ship’s ....er...ship

Janie
That’s ok. If there are any pirates, I’ll sort them out (draws sword) With a (swish) and a (swish) No pirate will get passed me. I’m the best pirate fighter.....(Captain covers her mouth)

Rosey
(copies) Me too!

Captain
Shhhhhhhhh

Janie
Rosey, go home

Mother
(frightened) Pirates!!!!

Captain
What a lot of nonsense! Can’t ya see you’re making me Mother nervous, lad. Wait a minute! You’re not a lad! You’re a lass! Ewww - girls! I’m not taking a girl on my ship. It’s bad luck! Besides, you might have girl germs.

Janie
What a lot of nonsense. Who told you that rubbish?

Captain
My Mother did, and she knows everything!

Janie
I doubt it. What a stupid thing to tell a person. And why are you still listening to your Mother? (Mother starts to seethe, and then tries to grab Janie by throat, but is held back by Captain) You are a big grown-up, you can think for yourself, not listen to lies your Mummy tells you. What do you think? (turns to see fight in background) Oooops. Me and my big mouth.

Mother
Come here you little upstart! I’ll... I’ll ...When I get hold of you.....

Janie
Well that’s not going to happen! See ya later (runs off)

Rosey
Me too! (exits)

Mother
Silly girl. Everyone knows that girls have girl germs.

Captain
I don’t know, Mother. It doesn’t sound right to me.

Mother
(to audience) Kids, you tell him. Girls have girl germs don’t they? (response - play accordingly, hopefully getting a loud response) Oh, what do you lot know! Listen Bartholomew, I am your Mother, and I am telling you the truth. Stay away from girls! (exits)

Captain
Alright Mother, and don’t call me Bartholomew! Anyway, I have to get meself some more crew so we can set sail. And I also need to find me that treasure map! That’s right me hearties, I am a Pirate Captain, but I can hardly tell me old Mother that, can I? It would break her heart. Especially as she wanted me to be a rubbish truck driver. Once I get me hands on that lovely treasure, she won’t care what it is I do. Right, I know that Captain Flint gave the map to one of his crew, but which one?(takes out a list of names) Was it Long John Silver? Or maybe Blind Pew? Or Billy Bones? Or Ben Gunn? How will I find him?

Janie
(sneaking back on) Billy Bones! Hmmm. It was a Mr Bones that gave me this doll for my birthday. He warned me to beware of a man with a wooden leg. Then he died. I wonder....(takes dolls head off and discovers map) A map! A treasure map!

Captain
What? What’s that about a map, lad? Oh, it’s you! The lass pretending to be a lad!

Janie
I’m not pretending anything.

Captain
Whatever you are, I want that treasure map! Give it to me.

Janie
No! Mr Bones gave it to me.

Captain
But I am bigger than you, so you better give it to me, or I will hurt you.

Janie
You’re a bully! If you don’t let me go with you, I will tell your Mum that you are a pirate!

Captain
What? Why you little..... Alright! But don’t let any of the lads know you are a girl. It would freak them out - they are a superstitious lot. You need a disguise. We need to dress you like a boy

Janie
OK, how about these things? (finds some old clothes lying around, and puts them on)

Captain
Good. Now you need to cover your hair somehow

Janie
(puts headscarf on) Like this?

Captain
Now your name. What do they call you?

Janie
Janie

Captain
Jim. Jimbo! Welcome aboard, Jimbo. Now give me the map!

Janie
How about I hang onto it until we get to the island. Just in case

Captain
Just in case what?

Janie
Look, Captain, I don’t trust you. So I will keep the map, and that way, you will have to keep your promise

Captain
(grumpily) Alright! (spits on his hand and holds it out to shake)

Janie
Ew!

Captain
It’s sealing the deal

Janie
OK (tries to spit on hand, but sneezes instead, they shake)

Captain
Right then. A few more crew, and we can be on our way

Janie
Great! And when we find the treasure, my half will help pay for our rent.

Captain
Your half? Your half?? You’ll be lucky if I let you live, you sniveling little mite! Hahaha! Your half!

Janie
Not just a bully, a selfish bully! Well, maybe I won’t give you the map, and I certainly don’t want to sail on your old ship

Captain
(draws sword) None of that, lad. We’ve got a deal. You want to sail the six seas...

Janie
Seven

Captain
Yeah, yeah, whatever. And I want to get Flints treasure. This is a win-win situation! Now get on board. Maybe if you do some work it will shut you up - start loading these supplies. Now I’m off to look for more crew, so keep working. (exits)

Janie
Mean old Captain. But he is right, I do want to sail the seven seas, and maybe I can teach him a few things while I am on board. Like not to be selfish and a bully. And maybe you (to audience) can help me. Whenever the Captain is selfish, or a bully, I will do the thumbs down sign, and I want you to boo as loudly as you can. Will you help me? Let’s have a try (work with audience on boo, and then thumbs up for yay) That should help him change, thanks. (starts working. Rosey enters)

Rosey
Janie, I want to come too

Janie
No Rosey, it’s too dangerous. Go home. I’ll be back soon, hopefully with enough money to pay the rent and get lots of food. Off you go.(exits)

Rosey
I really want to go on the ship. I know, I’ll disguise myself as the ship’s cat. Janie won’t know and everyone loves cats (exits)

Slyman
(Janie enters) Hello. Where can I find Captain Bart?

Janie
Who?

Slyman
Captain Bart. Are you deaf?

Janie
No. I don’t know a Captain Bart

Slyman
You don’t know Black Bart? You must be the only person in town who doesn’t

Janie
Black Bart? The meanest pirate Captain ever to sail......? Uh oh! Would his real name be Bartholomew?

Slyman
Well I hadn’t really thought about it, but I suppose Bart could be short for Bartholomew. Not that anyone would dare call him that

Janie
Except his Mother.

Slyman
Well, yes I suppose his Mother....look, can you just tell me where he is? I haven’t got time for an origins-of-names chat (Rosey enters as cat) Uh oh, a ca....a ca..... a choooooooo Get it out of here (achooooo) I’m alerg....alerg...achooo! to cats (sniff. Janie shoos cat away) Now where is Bart?

Janie
He went to look for more crew. He’s going to...(puts hand over mouth)

Slyman
What? He’s going to what?

Janie
Nothing. I don’t think I should tell you. I don’t even know who you are.

Slyman
I am a very good friend of the Captains. His financial backer, really. You can tell me anything.

Janie
Really?

Slyman
Really!

Janie
I don’t know

Slyman
Really!!

Janie
Well, I have a map that shows....

Captain
(entering) Slime man! I might have known you’d be snooping around.

Slyman
Hello Captain Bart...er, it’s Slyman

Captain
(to Janie) I hope you didn’t tell this slimy little worm anything. He’s a sneaky little good-for-nothing.

Janie
He said he was your financial backer. I thought he was your friend...

Captain
He might be my finansh..finan... he might give me money, but he is no friend of mine.

Slyman
Because you have no friends, Captain!

Captain
Clear off, Slimy!

Slyman
Fine. But I happen to know that you will be needing money for this trip. You know where to find me (exit)

Captain
I don’t like that man

Janie
He seems OK. You were very mean to him. Why do you always have to be so mean?

Captain
What do you know? You better not have told him about the map or I’ll cut ya tongue out (Janie does thumbs down - ‘boo’) And you lot can be quiet, too. Did ya tell him anything?

Janie
No

Captain
Good. Now get back to work. Get this stuff loaded on (both exit into ship)


...the script continues

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