LADS Famous Pantomime Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates by Alan P. Frayn is playing at the Market Theatre.

Performances take place on Thurs - Sun 18th-21st and 25th-28th Jan at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

Buckle your swash and set sail with Robinson, Captain Seasalt and Nutty Nick into a world of adventure and hilarity.

You’ll meet a host of colourful characters along the way, together with a band of marauding pirates.

Matinées will be at 2:30pm on both Saturdays and Sundays. Evening shows will be at 7:30pm on the Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There will be no evening show on either Sunday.

Robinson Crusoe is an English adventure novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719.

Written with a combination of Epistolary, confessional, and didactic forms, the book follows the title character (born Robinson Kreutznaer) after he is cast away and spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island near the coasts of Venezuela and Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.

The story has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called “Más a Tierra” (now part of Chile) which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966.