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Cover to Mermaid Theatre Cast Recording

A Musical Adventure

Music by Cyril Ornadel : Book by Bernard Miles and Josephine Wilson : Lyrics by Hal Shaper. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Winner of the Ivor Novello Award "Best Musical 1974"

Mermaid Theatre, London 17 December, 1973 (3 seasons)
New London Theatre 1978 (season)

Direct from London's Mermaid Theatre, where it won the coveted 'Ivor Novello Award' for the best English musical of the year. Based very closely on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, its story of Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and pirate's treasure is one of the world's favourite adventure stories. Plenty of scope for an imaginative producer, with rowdy songs and sea-shanties galore. Lots of chorus work, although a limited amount for the ladies.

Musical Numbers:

  1. Treasure Island (Overture) - Jim Hawkins
  2. The Admiral Benbow Inn - Company
  3. Fifteen Men - The Pirates
  4. Find That Boy - Blind Pew and the Pirates
  5. Shipmates, Partn'rs and Pals - Long John Silver
  6. Heave-Oh-Haul - The crew of the Hispaniola
  7. Billow the Sails - The Company
  8. Land Ho! - Long John Silver and the Pirates
  9. Deepwater Sailors - Uel Deane
  10. Cheese - Ben Gunn and the Goats
  11. Cap'n Silver - Long John Silver, Captain Smollett with Crew and Pirates
  12. Far Away From England - Jim Hawkins
  13. Never Get Caught - Long JOhn Silver and the Pirates
  14. Treasure Island (closing) - Jim Hawkins

Principals: 14 male, 1 boy

Instrumentation: 1 Reed (alto sax, clarinet, flute), horn, percussion, piano, bass


London Cast Recording - TER 1008