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Thu 18 - Sat 20 May 2023
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A swashbuckling rom-com adventure by National Theatre of Scotland

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 realizing 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 colorful coming-of-age story - shot-through with Stevenson's trademark blend of poetry, humor, 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 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Directed by Isobel McArthur and Gareth Nicholls.


The whole thing is such a laugh
The Stage
Kidnapped is a piece of theatrical brilliance
Theatre Scotland
A fine, funny and vibrant stage adventure
The Scotsman

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