26 October 2007
I watched a staggered run through of the play today and was held on the edge of my seat. It may be the most exciting rehearsal I have ever seen in my life.
I think this could be a great show – it’s crammed with so much. The quest for treasure, conflict, music, greed, mystery, surprise, humour, ships, pirates, honour, loyalty and island adventures. It's a beautifully faithful adapation by Stuart Paterson and under Greg Banks' direction the cast are playing it with sincerity and integrity, which differentiates it from all the other productions and films I've seen and is the key to its success.
Could this be the greatest story ever told? It's defintely up there with the finest and it could provide one of the best shows the BSC has staged.
All credit due to the remarkable Robert Louis Stephenson.
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