Long John Silver has his eyes only on the treasure and soon things are looking a little shaky for our land lubbers. Captured by a tribe of pigs, Captain Smollett is inadvertently reunited with his long-lost love, Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy) who alone holds the secret to the whereabouts of the hidden treasure. Will Long John Silver get his grubby hands on the gold? Will our heroes get off the island in one piece?
“This pirate adventure is a rollicking musical reworking of the Stevenson classic, bearing due credit to the original, albeit with liberal, furry embellishment.” Leonard Klady, Variety
Screens as part of our tribute to Jim Henson.
Muppet Treasure Island
29 Sep - 4 Oct
Ship ahoy! The Muppets take to the high seas in search of gold in this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel., Billy Bones (Billy Connolly) and Mrs Bluveridge (Jennifer Saunders) dispatch young Jim Hawkins (Kevin Bishop in his first big screen role) along with the Great Gonzo, Rizzo the Rat and one-legged Long John Silver (Tim Curry) on the ship Hispaniola commanded by Captain Abraham Smollett (Kermit the Frog).