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
Sir Ewan and Lady Brown
Chris Grace Hartness
The whole thing is such a laugh
Kidnapped is a piece of theatrical brilliance
Scottish theatre at its absolute finest
A fine, funny and vibrant stage adventure
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Isobel McArthurCo-Creator and Director
Michael John McCarthyCo-Creator, Composer and Music Supervisor
Tim ReidVideo Designer
Anna OrtonSet and Costume Designer
Ben OrmerodLighting Designer
Clare HibberdSound Designer
Isla CowanAssociate Director
Emily Jane BoyleMovement Director
Michael HowellCasting Director
Marie-Gabrielle KoumendaMusic and Sound Trainee
Claire LlewellynFight Director
Alasdair WhyteGaelic Consultant
Amy CheskinBSL Performance Interpreter
Sarah ForresterBSL Performance Interpreter
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- Kidnapped | Writer Intro
- Kidnapped | Teaser Trailer