TIMBERS will be well and truly shivered in Kilmacolm later this month when a group of super swashbucklers stage their own version of a classic tale. 

Members of Kilmacolm Dramatic Society are bringing Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to life at the Kidston Hall from November 23-25. 

The show, written by Lou Treleaven, retells the iconic pirate story with help from a cast of crazy, cutlass-wielding characters. 

Society president John Gilchrist plays Long Jane Silver in the production, which runs on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, with a matinee on the Saturday. 

John said: "It's going to be panto-monium!

"We have all the tropes from pirate stories like singalong songs, sea shanties and a lot of swashbuckling. 

"People of all ages are going to love it."

More than 30 volunteers have been involved in putting this year's production together, with a 17-strong cast appearing on stage. 

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Alongside John as Long Jane Silver, ​Audrey Hunter stars as Captain Nobeard, Mrs Hawkins is played by Anne Crawley, and Iain Macduff takes on the role of Ben Gunn. 

Club secretary and show director Mandy Robinson says the society chose to stage Treasure Island as it's a familiar tale with a few zany moments along the way. 

She added: "Pirates are a great theme for a Christmas show as they appeal to all the family. 

"People will recognise a lot of the original characters from the book. 

"It's a lot of fun and will be a thrilling adventure for everyone."

Kilmacolm Dramatic Society is now approaching its 80th year and between 30 and 40 volunteers help out with every production. 

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Inverclyde Council recently provided the group with funding for a new sound system, and Phil Smith Associates have helped them with this year's production.

John says the society would not be able to stage amazing productions without this kind of support. 

He added: "The community are a huge help to us and we couldn't do this without them 

"We get so much amazing support from our members and from people all over Inverclyde."

Treasure Island runs on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, with a matinee on the Saturday. 

To book tickets visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/kilmacolmdramaticcsociety