Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is probably the best known pirate story in the world. It’s common to think of it as the definitive pirate tale: “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest”, maps, exotic places, parrots, hidden treasures and all the well-known swash-buckling stereotypes about pirates.
This month Networks Theatre, at the hand of Nick Moore, who once again adapts and directs, brings to the stage a musical comedy full of surprises and abundant talent: It’s time for Treasure Island!
“Ready, we’re ready…” Can you carry on? As obvious as it sounds, music is the food of the soul, it’s the protagonist of the most special moments we have in our memories.
In Networks Theatre, it wasn’t going to be anything less, we know so much about this importance. Since 1999, back in the day when using cassette tapes was normal, the theatre group of Networks English Studies has been a constant meeting point for music in all of its formats: from musicals that span the ages, to soundtracks and contemporary music. As we approach our 20th anniversary, the technology used to reproduce the music has changed but the essential element of music is still very much the same.
Many people, perhaps you the reader, have absorbed the songs, their lyrics, their beats and melodies until these became part of your own personal history
Who would have imagined it 20 years ago? Many people, perhaps you the reader, have absorbed the songs, their lyrics, their beats and melodies until these became part of your own personal history. That’s the way the love for music is born, especially the love for music in theatre at the hand of Nick Moore, our founder and artistic director.