Lamphouse Theatre is returning to Trestle Arts Base in St Albans for a 'funny, festive, family' performance of Treasure Island.

The show celebrates Lamphouse Theatre's 10th anniversary, and promises 'silly sing-along sea shanties', 'plenty of preposterous pirates' and 'dozens of doubloons'.

Performances take place at 2.30pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 16 at Trestle Arts Base in Russet Drive, and tickets are available to book at

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The show, which is suitable for ages six to 106, tells the story of Jim, who lives at the Admiral Benbow Inn with her grandma and is desperate for a real adventure.

One night, Billy Bones comes to stay, leading a gang of very silly pirates with a big secret to Jim's door.

Before she knows it, Jim is sailing to Treasure Island, befriending one-legged cooks, dodging mutinies and searching for buried treasure.

Helen Barnett, creative director at Trestle Theatre Company, said: "We can't wait to welcome you, your family, and friends to the Trestle Arts Base for the return of Lamphouse Theatre and an unforgettable Treasure Island experience!"

Tickets cost £13 for adults, £11 for concessions and £44 for a family of four. Group tickets offer one free for every 10 purchased for £110.

The show's estimated running time is an hour and a half, including a 15-minute interval.

Lamphouse Theatre is based in the east of England and tours its silly, funny and noisy shows all over the UK.

A statement on their website says: "We’re all about joy and impossible things; if it makes us laugh and feels like it can’t be done, it’ll probably end up in one of our shows.


"See, for example, one person performing the whole of War of the Worlds, on their own, with only cardboard props and an epic soundtrack. 

"We work with clowns, devisors, improvisers, comedians and musicians to tell stories in unexpected and exciting ways. All our shows contain tons of music, comedy, laughs and heart."

Lamphouse Theatre, which has been described as "endearingly bonkers" by The Stage magazine, is run by artistic director Tom Fox and producer Becky Owen-Fisher.