Treasure Island The Rock'n'Roll Hull Panto

Treasure Island: Family Shows

The rock’n’roll Hull panto returns with another anarchic take on a classic story

Written and directed by Paul Smith
Chosen by You

Wannabe pirate Jim Hawkins-Breadcake is out for adventure, be it sailing the seven seas or hammering it along the Humber. Problem is, he doesn’t have a ship, a map, or a crew of properly gnarly pirates.

But all that is about to change, when veteran sailor Bill Bones stumbles into the The Sunken Poopdeck inn to kickstart the voyage of a lifetime.

Can Jim find Captain Flint’s long-lost treasure and finally graduate to fully-fledged, ferocious pirate? Or will he be forced to walk the plank by Long John Silver and his gang of rambunctious rogues and rapscallions? 

Find out in Hull’s alternative Christmas night out, featuring live music and raucous comedy from the award-winning Middle Child.

First performed in 2011, Middle Child’s alternative panto is a homegrown hit, with a different story chosen every year by our audience.

Catch us down Humber Street this Christmas to jump aboard and kickstart a swashbuckling new tradition. including the final mischief performance, when the cast and crew prank each other throughout the show.

FAQWhat to Expect


Running time: 2hrs, including an interval

Age guidance: Our recommendation is 4+, although all ages are welcome at parental / carer discretion. The show contains mild jeopardy and some spooky pirates. For adults wishing to attend our late-night version, the minimum age is 18..

Lights and sound: Treasure Island will contain flashing lights and amplified live music.

20-29 Dec 2024

Social, Humber St, Hull

Children – £13.50
Concession – £16.50
Standard – £19.50

(No booking fee)



BSL Performances – 21 Dec

Both family shows on Saturday 21 December (2pm and 6pm) will be interpreted by Dave Wycherley. Seating with the best view of Dave will be reserved for BSL users and their guests.

Wheelchair users

To book a wheelchair space please purchase a disabled ticket and contact the box office, run by Hull Truck Theatre, 01482 323638 or

Relaxed Performances

All of our performances are relaxed in nature, meaning that noise and movement is welcome during the show. However we do not offer quiet performances, as this production contains amplified music.

Unreserved Seating

Your ticket does not reserve a specific seat, unless a wheelchair or BSL user. We please ask that our audience fill seats from the front upon arrival. If you require specific seating for other access needs, such as lip reading or an aisle seat to access the toilet, please contact the box office team.

Photos (2023)

A fat white woman with red hair in bunches dressed as Red Riding Hood dances with arms outstretched. In the background a panto dame plays guitar.
A white woman in drag as a male lumberjack, in a check brown shirt, yellow beanie and denim shorts.
Blowhard the hunter wears a wolf mask and appears in an old-fashioned television screen frame.

Photos by Tom Arran


You will be taken to the website of Hull Truck Theatre, who are managing sales, to book your tickets.

Fri 20 Dec


Sat 21 Dec


Sat 21 Dec


Mon 23 Dec


Mon 23 Dec


Tue 24 Dec


Fri 27 Dec


Fri 27 Dec


Sat 28 Dec


Sat 28 Dec


Sun 29 Dec


Sun 29 Dec

6.00pm (Mischief Show)

For help booking tickets, please contact the Hull Truck Theatre box office team directly on 01482 323638 (Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm) or


Children – £13.50

Any person under the age of 18. Babes-in-arms are welcome for free and tickets are only required for those who need their own seat.

Concessions – £16.50

Students, including 18 year olds still in compulsory education; NHS; disabled; income-related benefits; over 65s.

Adults – £19.50

Anyone else aged 18 and above.

Essential Companion – Free

A free, no-questions-asked additional ticket for any disabled audience member who requires an essential companion. To book, please order 1x disabled and 1x standard ticket, then apply the essential companion discount code XMASEC on the Event Summary ‘Basket’ page. This will then convert the standard ticket to a free one.


Captain Corsair

Josie Morley

Pattie Breadcake

Marc Graham

Jim Hawkins-Breadcake

Alice Beaumont

Long John Silver

Sophie Clay

Bladderbeak / Thievin’ ‘Arry

Kobby Taylor

Chad Kickflip / Drummer

Jack Chamberlain

Bill Bones / Reluctant Stage Manager

Andy Ross

Piano Natalie

Natalie Walker

BSL Dave

Dave Wycherley

Creative Team

Writer and Director

Paul Smith


Matthew May

Musical Director

Natalie Walker

Set, Props and Costume Designer

Natalie Young

Production Team

Production Manager

Danielle Harris 

Stage Manager

Andy Ross

Company Stage Manager

Anja Bryan-Smith

Deputy Stage Manager

Jay Hirst

Sound Engineer

Jack Pellatt

Thank You

Treasure Island would not be possible without the support of the following people and organisations: Social; Alex Brook and the University of Hull drama department; Hull Truck Theatre; HEY Volunteering; and our Middle Child Mates.

Venue Details


63 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TU



Car Parking

Available in the Fruit Market multi-storey car park, a one-minute walk away, on Blackfriargate. Limited on-street parking is also available.


The nearest bus stop is the Old Harbour stop, next to Stage @ The Dock, a one-minute walk away. This stop is served by the number 20 bus.


Social includes a cloakroom, buggy storage, accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities.

Treasure Island is supported by: