Mearns Panto will be a ‘treasure’

Laurencekirk Youth Theatre's production of "Treasure" a new adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island".

Laurencekirk Youth Theatre's production of "Treasure" a new adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island".

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St Laurence Hall in Laurencekirk has been transformed into a tropical island for this year’s Christmas show.

‘Treasure’ is a powerful musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic ‘Treasure Island.’ Complete with boats, palm trees and dastardly pirates, the production promises to be an evening of family fun for all.

Performed by the successful Crossbow Youth Theatre, known locally as XYT, this year’s production is the most ambitious to date for the 40 strong cast of seven – 18-year-olds. And, while there have been many challenges in bringing such a large youth theatre project together, director Edwin Steel, who also wrote the lyrics and music for the piece, is quick to point out that the project is already a huge success, as it has seen around 20 parents and community volunteers and businesses, rally round to support the young actors, making the venture a true community initiative.

The production opens tonight (Thursday) night and the audience can look forward to a storyline which follows closely to the plot of the original, with a few characters added to bring some ghostly antics to the piece.

The musical score is vibrant and the young singers bring it to life with gusto. If you are looking for an entertaining Christmas Show this year, then look no further. ‘Treasure’ will certainly have your toes tapping and it’s a truly enjoyable family night out.

Tickets from Rainbow Hat, Laurencekirk Out of School Club, or The Ticket Hotline: 07746041879, andsome will also be available to be purchased at the door.