THERE are final performances of the Bridport Pantomime Players' Treasure Island to enjoy today, tomorrow and Saturday.

The group is performing Treasure Island at Bridport Electric Palace until February 24.

The script has been written by Teresa Grinter, who is Long John Silver, the notorious pirate. The story unfolds at The Admiral Benbow Inn, run by Ma Hawkins played by Greg Horton, undertaking the role of Dame for the first time. Son, Jim Hawkins played by Alice Tuck discovers a map showing where treasure is hidden, and then the adventures begin.

Squire Trelawney Amy Day is the proud owner of the new sailing ship Hispaniola, with Captain Smollett Ziggy Gray at the helm, but things start going wrong when a motley crowd of pirates are mistakenly engaged as the crew. Providing the romantic part of the proceedings, the Captain’s daughter Susie Smollett Laura Gray is in love with Jim Hawkins whose sister Dolly (Jess Ives) loves the squire’s son Trevor, (Kirsty Ellison).

Newcomer to the Players, Barry Irvine plays Ben Gunn, who has been marooned on the island for a fair few years, but knows all about the hidden treasure. A rather unsavoury character Billy Bones, (Sarah Light) knows more than he should and comes to a rather untimely end. Ensuring fair play throughout is Hatti Amos as the good fairy, with her smartphone never far from her side, together with a very intelligent talking a parrot called Captain Flint Emily Deer, and making sure all goes according to plan on the island is Gladys Pugh (Amy Wheatley) who is also directing the pantomime.

n Treasure Island by Bridport Pantomime Players, showing until Saturday, February 24.

All evening performances are at 7.30pm and there is a matinee today (Thursday) at 1.30pm and on Saturday at 2pm.

There is a £2 discount for tickets on opening night. Tickets are available from the Electric Palace box office or from Bridport TIC.