Culture at the Cinema continues its plan to bring top theatrical productions to the Regal Camana Bay screen when Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” shows for one night only on Dec. 12. This will be followed by The Nutcracker on Dec. 13 and 20.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel was originally published as a book in 1883 and characters like young Jim Hawkins, the ominous “Long John” Silver, and half-crazed Ben Gunn have become familiar names to all who fell in love with the tale of buccaneers and buried treasure.
This National Theatre performance is a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, bringing to life the thrilling story of murder, money and mutiny.
One of the most interesting choices is the casting of female West End sensation, Patsy Ferran, as a female Jim. It’s certainly a choice the critics have applauded, with the Observer giving it four stars, stating, “Astonishing. A remarkable take on Stevenson’s classic. Patsy Ferran dazzles.”
Time Out, the Guardian, Daily Mail and Financial Times have followed suit with similar plaudits, and all awarded the production four stars.
The scene is set on a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.
This classic ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with music by Tchaikovsky, has become one of the highlights of the Christmas season, particularly in the U.S., where it accounts for a large percentage of major ballet companies’ annual revenues.
Culture at the Cinema will bring the Boshoi Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” to the big screen here in Cayman, featuring Denis Rodkin as the courageous prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
The Bolshoi Ballet company, founded in 1776, is one of the oldest companies in the world, and is internationally renowned for its extraordinary dancers and lavish productions. To see this magical show’s live recording will be a unique experience for people of all ages.
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army.
Treasure Island: Dec. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. with performance at 8 p.m. Running time is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes with interval. Over 18 years old only will be admitted.
The Nutcracker: Dec. 13 and 20. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13 with performance at 6 p.m. and open at 2 p.m. on Dec. 20 with performance at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome.
Tickets can be purchased at the Regal Camana Bay box office. All performances are expected to sell out, so buy early to avoid disappointment.
See www.bigscreen.ky for more information.