Join us at Friargate Theatre as Shine Like Stars Theatre Company bring Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved book to life, in this swashbuckling adventure set on the high seas!

Young orphan Gemima ‘Gem’ Hawkins, is bored with her life at the Benbow Inn. She wants her life to be more like the stories that the local ship’s captain Billy Bones tells. Filled with danger and pirates and gold. Her wish is granted when, upon his death, Billy bestows on her a map that reveals the location of a notorious pirate’s treasure hoard!

With her friends Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and the Benbow Inn’s owners Betty and Grey by her side, Gem sets out to find the treasure. But the journey they face is dangerous, as they’re not the only ones coveting the treasure. Aboard the ship is the charming sea cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenge Gem’s trust in the entire crew…

Filled with sea shanties and sword fights, this promises to be an adventure fit for the whole family!


Friday 02 Dec, 7.30pm

Saturday 03 Dec, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Audiences are encouraged to arrive early if they want to enjoy soaking in the atmosphere; the cast will be telling pirate stories and singing sea shanties. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchasing at this point.


TICKETS (non refundable)

U9’s – £5 (plus booking fee)

General Admission – £7.50 (plus booking fee)

AGE SUITABILITY – Family friendly. Please be aware that the show does feature scenes of mild threat. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

ACCESSIBILITY – Friargate Theatre is based on the first floor, via a staircase and currently there is no lift available.

ABOUT THE COMPANY – Shine Like Stars Theatre Company is a youth theatre local to York that was established in 2013 by theatre practitioner Debbie Phillips.