Pieces of eight: Jemima Hawkins (Patsy Ferran) and Long John Silver (Arthur Darvill) go treasure hunting Johan Persson. Treasure Island Long John Silver (2015) IKEA Soft Toys for Education Strova the Elf (2014 ... Thomas Arthur Darvill June 17, 1982 Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK. Darvill isn’t quite as scintillating as he might be, getting off to a slow start, and some of the bit-part privateers are underdeveloped. Treasure Island, National Theatre at Home review - all aboard this thrilling adventure story ... Share. ... Our third streaming performance was Treasure Island from 16 to … CREATIVES Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m) Filmed live on-stage by National Theatre Live, see Olivier Award-winner Patsy Ferran (Summer and Smoke) play Jim and Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) play Long John Silver in this rip-roaring adventure for the whole family. All present and correct. Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Bryony Lavery National Theatre ... Long John Silver (Arthur Darvill) is a more mercurial character than the original—less sea-weary, more man-about-town—who quickly finds himself a very gender-mixed crew and a new wooden leg avoiding the need to hop around the stage. Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold. Swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum”? It was adapted by Bryony Lavery from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, and directed by Polly Findlay.It ran from December 2014 to April 2015. "Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X”, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders. Treasure Island. Arthur Darvill enters the room looking pale. He’s just fallen down a hole. Rehearsals for the National Theatre’s Christmas production of Treasure Island are nearing a critical point. The National Theatre's 2014 stage adaptation of Treasure Island starred Arthur Darvill as Long John Silver and Patsy Ferran as Jemima "Jim" Hawkins. Long John Silver: Arthur Darvill Lucky Mickey: Jonathan Livingstone Joan the Goat: Claire-Louise Cordwell Israel Hands: Angela de Castro Dick the Dandy: David Langham Killigrew the Kind: Alastair Parker George Badger: Oliver Birch Grey: Tim Samuels Ben Gunn: Joshua James Shanty Singer: Roger Wilson Parrot (Captain Flint): Ben Thompson.