Eastbourne, Wealden & Lewes

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe


All Saints Centre
Friar's Walk

Date(s) - 22-December
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

All Saints Centre

Set Sail and Warm Up Your Cockles This Christmas on a Fun Tropical Voyage in Lewes

The Lewes Drama Collective Junior Club proudly presents a brand new pantomime adaptation of the famous “Best Selling” novel Robinson Crusoe, written by Daniel Defoe and originally published in 1719.

Robinson has always had the adventure bug, but unfortunately he has always had such rotten luck as in fact every voyage aboard the trustworthy Black Pearl has ended in disaster!

His mum, Dolly and younger brother, Billy, have always been positive and have supported Robinson in whatever made him happy. In comparison, his academic Father, Fritz and pompous older brother, Dennis want Robinson to stop galavanting around the world and sit alongside them at the less appealing family firm of solicitors. However, Robinson favours his freedom for sea voyages and it would appear that lady luck may have just arrived for him…

One fortuitous evening at the local pub, Robinson believes that his life is about to change for the better forever! Whilst enjoying a few bottles of rum with his crew to celebrate his engagement to a beautiful maiden (which his cheeky shipmates aren’t too thrilled about), Black Beard reveals that they are about to leave behind their life of crime and team up with one of the King’s men, Captian Perkins. However, they would need some extra crew first.

After some arduous trials, which Robinson must complete to prove his worth, he wins a place on the once in a lifetime voyage across the oceans for lands yet to be discovered. Is Robinson’s luck about to change? Could this be the voyage that makes him rich and earns the respect of his Father?

The crew set sail from England and an exciting adventure unfolds, full of new opportunities, friendships, some risks and romance. Robinson must use all of his cunning and skills to ensure a safe passage off a tropical desert island.

Treat your family and friends to some traditional silly fun this Christmas and join Robinson Crusoe and his friends as they explore the world to find their fortunes on the high seas.

Performed by a talented cast in period costumes, tutored and directed by qualified theatre practitioners, audience members can celebrate a modern take on a thrilling 300 year old story and embrace a joyous experience for all ages to participate in – whether you laugh at the daft shipmates, help out Robinson as he avoids danger, or sing along to some fantastically fun sea chanteys.

Robinson Crusoe will be presented at The All Saints Centre in Lewes in a one-time only showing on Sunday, 22nd December at 1:30pm. Tickets will be available via TicketSource and are priced at £6.50 for children (up to the age of 16) and £9.50 for adults.

As there will be some flashing lights and loud sounds at certain points in the production, we would advise that children no younger than 5 years old should attend. However, it is of course at your own discretion.

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