Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
About the Show
A musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island."
Set in the mid 18th Century, we follow young Jim Hawkins from poverty stricken Bristol, England, all the way to the Caribbean Islands as he embarks on a journey that will change his life forever. A boy that dreamt of adventure upon the sea will be faced with grave choices, betrayal and lurking danger that will, in turn, make him dream only of returning home. The play examines the parallel desires of Jim and the infamous John Silver and the paths they are forced to take.
"It is the music that boosts the relevance of the story from a classic children's must-read to a lively theatrical production. Stevenson's original story has been trimmed to make room for expansive musical productions and songs that enliven the tale with fun and imagination...Judging by the few children on this evening, the humor and energy of 'Devil and the Deep' will fit the bill for family summer entertainment. "
"'Devil And The Deep' is least served by its director, Lisa Devine, whose choppy, hectic approach hinders the story from unfolding with flow and easy comprehension – especially as the text can use bridging and structural modifications...'Devil And The Deep,' has great potential, especially when it finds its 'sea legs' and a hook that will allow it to truly stand apart from its many, many predecessors. Meanwhile, audiences will still have fun and enjoy the show, especially with that great treat of its musical score."