Kidnapped - A swashbuckling rom-com adventure

Touring to Greenock, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth, Newcastle and Brighton

28 Mar - 20 May 2023 | Scottish Tour, Newcastle and Brighton


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

5 Stars

The whole thing is such a laugh

The Stage

5 Stars

Kidnapped is a piece of theatrical brilliance

Theatre Scotland

5 Stars

Scottish theatre at its absolute finest

Broadway World

4 Stars


The Guardian

4 Stars


The Times

4 Stars

A fine, funny and vibrant stage adventure

The Scotsman



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