Ludwig's Treasure Island to Shutter in January 2009 at London's Haymarket

News   Ludwig's Treasure Island to Shutter in January 2009 at London's Haymarket
 
Ken Ludwig's stage version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, which premiered at London's Theatre Royal, Haymarket Nov. 17 (following previews from Nov. 7), will shutter Jan. 10, 2009.
Ken Ludwig
Ken Ludwig

The production was originally booking to Feb. 28. Ludwig's adaptation had received its world premiere at Houston's Alley Theatre in May 2007, directed by the theatre's artistic director, Gregory Boyd. This new production is directed by Sean Holmes, who staged the Old Vic's revival of The Entertainer last year, and is currently also represented in London by his production of Joe Orton's Loot at the Tricycle. In the New Year, Holmes will succeed David Farr as artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith.

Treasure Island stars Keith Allen, who plays The Sheriff of Nottingham in the new BBC TV series "Robin Hood." Though this production marks his commercial West End debut, he has previously appeared onstage in the the double-bill of Harold Pinter's Celebration and The Room, seen at the Almeida in 2000, and before that he also appeared in a National Theatre revival of Pinter's The Homecoming in 1997.

Ludwig's other work includes the plays Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo and the book for the musical Crazy for You, all of which have been seen both in the West End and on Broadway, and the Bristol Old Vic's 2006 stage adaptation of The Three Musketeers.

Treasure Island is produced by Brian Eastman and Andrew Welch.

To book tickets call the box office at 0845 481 1870 or visit www.treasureislandtheplay.com.

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