Big Finish is delighted to announce a brand new full-cast adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure yarn Treasure Island, written and directed by Barnaby Edwards, and starring Doctor Who's Tom Baker as Long John Silver, Nicholas Farrell (The Iron Lady, Chariots of Fire) as the Narrator and Edward Holtom (Sherlock, Oliver!) as Jim Hawkins. And all pre-order copies will be signed by Tom Baker!
Recorded in August this year, this piratical tale of treasure and treachery also features the vocal talents of Tony Haygarth (A Private Function, Chicken Run), Gareth Armstrong (Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora, Blake's 7), Tony Millan (Alexei Sayle's Stuff, Citizen Smith), Nicholas Pegg (Doctor Who, Doc Martin) and Nicholas Briggs (Doctor Who, Lewis).
'Ever since we did The Phantom of the Opera,' says Barnaby Edwards of his previous full-cast literary adaptation, 'I'd wanted to adapt another classic novel for audio. Treasure Island was always on my list of possible titles, because it's simply one of the most exciting adventure stories ever written, but other projects supervened and the idea went on the back burner. It was only when Tom Baker let slip he'd always fancied reprising the role of Long John Silver - a part he'd played to great acclaim in a 1981 stage version - that the project was revived. Then, sooner than you could say 'Pieces of Eight', it was full sail ahead for Treasure Island!'
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