Prepare to set sail for fun and adventure when Magic Rose Theatre Company brings Treasure Island to the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe on Friday, August 16. The play follows young Jim Hawkins and his discovery of a secret treasure map. Along the way there's Black Dog, who is out to steal the treasure for himself, and laughs with Silly Billy Bones in this swashbuckling adventure. You'll meet the pirates, the pretty island princess and Mrs Hawkins the cook, not forgetting Polly Parrot and Long John Silver. With comedy, music and colourful costumes, it's a show for all the family, from three to 93.
Come in fancy dress to abbey gardens production
Treasure Island also happens to be one of the two shows being staged in the beautiful grounds of Hartland Abbey near Bideford next week. In this version from Cambridgeshire Touring Theatre there are two young heroes – Jim and Ruth, who find the treasure map and will take to the seas together at 5pm on Tuesday, August 13. Suitable for all ages, this open-air performance is interactive, full of laughs and catchy tunes. Boys and girls are invited to come along in their best pirate fancy dress and have a photo taken with members of the cast, and there's a pirate workshop before the show for those aged five to ten. For more mature audiences Heartbreak Theatre's Romeo and Juliet will be at Hartland on Sunday, August 18, at 7pm, for the epic trip of a lifetime .... first stop, a hot piazza in Verona. Tickets on the door.
Hits parade in uncannily accurate pop hero tribute
Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan, singer, dancer and showman Ben recreate the experience of seeing the late, great King of Pop on stage delivering all his favourite songs. The production, featuring a long list of hits, including Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean comes to the Princess Theatre, Torquay, for one night only on Saturday, August 17.