AHOY there! SS Simon and Jude's Amateur Dramatic Society are asking the people of Bolton to get onboard and enjoy the last pantomime of the winter season.

Good old traditional family fun is in store for the community when the award-winning local theatre group brings to the stage Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckling adventure Treasure Island during half-term.

It is the first time the company has produced Treasure Island, which at one time was a much loved children's book.

Stella Crank, from the theatre company, said: "This I do think is the last pantomime of the winter season and is great value entertainment by an award winning local community theatre group.

"Ideal for families looking for an activity during the school half-term break.

"We have a number of young people who have moved up to take on small parts, having been in the chorus before and some adults have moved out of their comfort zone for this production.

"In the chorus, the youngest is three and the oldest is 70.

"It is a great introduction to pantomimes for young people who might not have seen one. It has the usual dame and baddie and is family entertainment over the half-term.

She added: "This is a swashbuckling tale of adventure upon the high seas. Dame Sally Forth, and daughter Mary, lead a quiet life at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the arrival of Long John Silver, Captain of the 'Hispaniola'.

"When a long lost treasure map is discovered, Sally together with Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey, all set sail to Treasure Island to recover the hidden fortune – blissfully unaware that the vessel they embark on, is crewed by none other than a gang of cut-throat pirates. Can Long John Silver be trusted and what has he got planned for our friends once they reach the Island."

Starring as Long John Silver will be Stuart McCaig while Maxine Crook, will play Jolly Roger. They will be joined by Megan Pimbley, taking the role of Jim Hawkins and Blind Pugh played by Nicola Walsh.

Treasure Island will take to the stage on Wednesday, February 21 to Saturday, February 24 at 7.15pm. There will be matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm at SS Simon and Jude's School in Newport Road, Great Lever.

Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 concessions and are available by ringing 01204 520232 or 01204 385687.

Groups interested in attending should contact the box office numbers as discounts are available or please contact either number if further information is required.