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Some are born great, some achieve greatness… and then there’s Davie Balfour.

19-year-old Davie has never left home, never been kissed and never fired a gun. Armed with nothing but a hand-drawn map, he heads off on an adventure like no other – quickly realising that he has  a lot of catching up to do…

This riotous re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novella is jam-packed with 20th century pop music and 18th century romance. Performed by a dynamic ensemble of actor-musicians, Kidnapped is a colourful coming-of-age story - shot-through with Stevenson’s trademark blend of poetry, humour and heart.

Join Davie as he navigates murderous foes, Jacobite outlaws and the most inept crew of pirates this side of the Atlantic on a journey of eye-opening discovery and treasures untold.

Based on the adventure novel by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Adapted for the stage by Isobel McArthur with Michael John McCarthy (the writer and musical supervisor of the award-winning Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)).

Directed by Isobel McArthur and Gareth Nicholls.

Supported by
Sir Ewan and Lady Brown
Chris Grace Hartness

Recommended ages 12+. Contains some strong language. (But you’d swear too if you’d been kidnapped…)

Wed 3 - Sat 6 May: 7.30pm: £28, £26, £23, £15; Concessions £22, £20, £17, £15 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)
Sat 6 May: 2.30pm: £26, £25, £21, £15; Concessions £20, £18, £16, £15 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)


Despite many changes over the years and after a break, the legendary Perth Theatre Season Subscription returns!

Pick and mix from a selection of popular classics, timeless comedy, mind-boggling mysteries and uplifting musicals and pay less the more you see!

Take advantage and save when booking:
EDUCATING RITA Thu 16 Mar – Sat 1 Apr
THE MOUSETRAP Tue 18 Apr - Sat 22 Apr
KIDNAPPED Wed 3 – Sat 6 May
ABIGAIL’S PARTY Tue 9 – Sat 13 May

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Delve deeper into our season subscription shows with our intimate Theatre Talks series! 

Enhance your enjoyment of theatre by discovering exclusive insights into the history and context of each production.

Our Theatre Talk on Kidnapped on Wed 3 May at 6.30pm will be hosted by Joyce Caplan, Chair of the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Awards.

Book your seat for just £2, or for FREE as a Season Subscriber.

Performances available in:
Audio Described Captioned

photos by Julie Howden

Running time: 140 minutes (including interval)*

*times are approximate

Other Info
Wed 3 May 2023: 19:30
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Thu 4 May 2023: 19:30
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Fri 5 May 2023: 19:30
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Sat 6 May 2023: 14:30
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Performances available in:
Audio Described Captioned
Sat 6 May 2023: 19:30
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