Kidnapped - A swashbuckling rom-com adventure

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

28 Mar - 13 May 2023 | Scottish Tour & Newcastle


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)).

Supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown


Creative Team



Venue DateTimeAccess
Beacon Arts Centre, GreenockWed 29 March7:30pmAD, CAP
Beacon Arts Centre, GreenockThu 30 March7:30pmBSL
Theatre Royal, GlasgowWed 5 April7:30pmBSL
Theatre Royal, GlasgowThu 6 April7:30pmCAP
Theatre Royal, GlasgowFri 7 April7:30pmAD
Theatre Royal, GlasgowSat 8 April2:30pmRelaxed performance
Royal Lyceum Theatre, EdinburghWed 19 April7:30pmBSL
Royal Lyceum Theatre, EdinburghThu 20 April7:30pmAD, Touch Tour
Royal Lyceum Theatre, EdinburghSat 22 April2:30pmAD, CAP, Touch Tour
Eden Court, InvernessThu 27 April7:30pmAD, CAP
Eden Court, InvernessFri 28 April7:30pmBSL
Eden Court, InvernessSat 29 April2:00pmRelaxed performance
Perth TheatreFri 5 May7:30pmBSL
Perth TheatreSat 6 May2:30pmAD, CAP, Relaxed Performance
Northern Stage, NewcastleThu 11 May7:00pmAD, CAP
Northern Stage, NewcastleSat 13 May2:00pmRelaxed performance
Northern Stage, NewcastleSat 13 May7:00pmBSL

BSL interpretation by Amy Cheskin.
Captions by Glenda Carson.
Audio Description by Chris McKiddie.