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Kidnapped - A Swashbuckling Adventure.

Kidnapped

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Overview

The National Theatre of Scotland presents

Some are born great, some achieve greatness… and then there’s Davie Balfour.

19-year-old Davie has never left home, never been kissed and never fired a gun. Armed with nothing but a hand-drawn map, he heads off on an adventure like no other – quickly realising that he has a lot of catching up to do…

This riotous re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novella is jam-packed with 20th century pop music and 18th century romance. Performed by a dynamic ensemble of actor-musicians, Kidnapped is a colourful coming-of-age story – shot-through with Stevenson’s trademark blend of poetry, humour and heart.

Join Davie as he navigates murderous foes, Jacobite outlaws and the most inept crew of pirates this side of the Atlantic on a journey of eye-opening discovery and treasures untold.

Based on the adventure novel by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Adapted for the stage by Isobel McArthur with Michael John McCarthy (the writer and musical supervisor of the award-winning Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)).

Directed by Isobel McArthur and Gareth Nicholls.

Supported by
Sir Ewan and Lady Brown
Chris Grace Hartness

Running time

2hrs and 30mins (approx) plus interval.

The Story In 60 Seconds

Trailer

Reviews

★★★★★ – The Stage

“The whole thing is such a laugh.” “infectious exuberance”

★★★★★ – Broadway World

“This is Scottish theatre at its absolute finest.”

★★★★★ – Theatre Scotland

Kidnapped is a piece of theatrical brilliance… by one of the country’s most ingenious playwrights and directors, featuring Scotland’s best performers. You really do not want to miss this production.”

★★★★ – The Guardian

“Equal parts funny, thrilling and romantic.”

★★★★ – The Times

“The treatment of this much-loved book is irreverent, but the performances are so heartfelt, the writing so lively and affectionate, that it never feels like parody.”

★★★★ – The Scotsman

“If you fancy a fine, funny and vibrant stage adventure, staged with panache and featuring plenty of good tunes, then this Kidnapped may be the show for you.”

Credits

Adapted by Isobel McArthur with Michael John McCarthy
Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Video Design Tim Reid

Age Guidance

Recommended for ages 12+

Contains strong language and themes of bereavement, kidnap, love and loss.

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There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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