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19-year-old Davie Balfour 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. The production follows Davie on a journey of eye-opening discovery as he navigates murderous foes, Jacobite outlaws and the most inept crew of pirates this side of the Atlantic. This version of Kidnapped reframes the relationship between the central characters Davie Balfour and Alan Breck Stewart as a romance, which is played out through their adventures across the Lowlands and Highlands of a Scotland, still reeling from the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. Robert Louis Stevenson's wife, Frances, an American writer who supported Robert throughout his writing, also features in the production in the role of a spirit guide to the protagonist.
Book by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Isobel McArthur
Adapted by Michael John McCarthy

Archive :: production:T0272918792, play:S1475750963, venue:V637

Special Performances

  • 5 May 23 Sign Interpreted
  • 6 May 23 Audio Described
  • 6 May 23 Captioned
  • 6 May 23 Relaxed


VenuePerth Theatre
Other spaces: Perth Concert Hall, Norie-Miller Studio, Horsecross
CountyPerth and Kinross
From3rd May 2023
To6th May 2023
When19:30. Sat Mat 14:30
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Producer National Theatre of Scotland
Music Michael John McCarthy (musical arrangement)
Director Isobel McArthur
Director Gareth Nicholls
Design Tim Reid (video)
Design Anna Orton
Costume Anna Orton
Lighting Ben Ormerod
Sound Clare Hibberd
Performer Ryan J Macray (Davie)
Performer Malcolm Cumming (Alan)
Performer Christina Gordon (Ensemble)
Performer Danielle Jam (Ensemble)
Performer Fatima Jawara (Ensemble)
Performer Grant O'Rourke (Ensemble)
Performer David Rankine (Ensemble)
Performer Isaac Savage (Ensemble)
Performer Karen Young (Ensemble)
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