Past Production

Treasure Island (2011-2013)

“A magical theatrical experience for the whole family.” – Sunshine Coast Daily

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island has enchanted readers, young and old, for a very long time, and has been celebrated on stage and screen in many versions. This two-hander adaptation, in true Matrix style, demands enormous imaginative commitment and energy from the performers, brilliantly supplied in this first co-production, with Queensland Theatre Company, by Joss McWilliam and Thomas Larkin. A vibrant soundscape from Phil Slade and an intricate set by Josh McIntosh, collapsing neatly down to a portable transit-van flat-pack, added colour and surprise to a highly theatrical piece, which retained the spirit of the original text and took it out to audiences across  Australia. Pirates, a teenage hero, a parrot, treasure and spectacular sword fights were the tried and tested ingredients, given a fresh twist in this production, for a rambunctious and popular hour in the theatre.



2011 Tour to Queensland schools, assisted by ARTOUR.

2012 Queensland and National Tour:

Bille Brown Studio, Brisbane, QLD: July 3rd- July 7th, 2012

Proserpine Entertainment Centre, Proserpine, QLD: July 9th, 2012

Sarina Cultural Hall, Sarina, QLD: July 11th, 2012

Glenden Recreation Centre, Glenden, QLD: July 13th, 2012

Moranbah Community Centre, Moranbah, QLD: July 14th, 2012

Capella Cultural Centre, Capella, QLD: July 16th, 2012

Biloela Civic Centre, Biloela, QLD: July 18th, 2012

Wandoan Cultural Centre, Wandoan, QLD: July 19th, 2012

Leichardt Centre Memorial Hall, Miles, QLD: July 20th, 2012

Quilpie Shire Hall, Quilpie, QLD: July 23rd, 2012

Roma Cultural Centre, Roma, QLD: July 25th, 2012

Kingaroy State High School, Kingaroy, QLD: July 27th, 2012

Brolga Theatre, Maryborough, QLD: July 30th, 2012

Gympie Civic Centre, Gympie, QLD: July 31st, 2012

Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast, QLD: August 2nd, 2012

Crow’s Nest Community Hall, Crows Nest, QLD: August 3rd, 2012

Millmerran Cultural Centre, Millmerran, QLD: August 6th, 2012

The Centre, Beaudesert, QLD: August 8th, 2012

Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW: August 13th-14th, 2012

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre, Armidale, NSW: August 16th, 2012

Capital Theatre, Tamworth, NSW: August 17th, 2012

Cessnock Community Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock, NSW: August 18th-20th, 2012

Civic Precinct, Newcastle, NSW: August 21st-23rd, 2012

Q Theatre, Penrith, NSW: August 24th-25th, 2012

Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney, NSW: August 27th-September 1st, 2012

Laycock St Theatre, Gosford, NSW: September 3rd- September 4th, 2012

Casula Powerhouse, Casula, NSW: September 5th, 2012

Wodonga Civic Centre, Albury-Wodonga, NSW: September 8th, 2012

Forge Theatre, East Gippsland, VIC: September 11th-12th, 2012

West Gippsland Arts Centre, West Gippsland, VIC: September 13th, 2012

Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds, VIC: September 15th, 2012

Manningham Civic Centre, Doncaster, VIC: September 17th-September 19th, 2012

Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, VIC, September 20th, 2012

Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading, VIC: September 22nd, 2012

Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, VIC: September 24th-September 25th, 2012

Karralyka Centre, Ringwood, VIC: September 26th, 2012

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, VIC: September 28th, 2012

Warrnambool Entertainment Centre, Warrnambool, VIC: October 1st, 2012

Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, Colac, VIC: October 3rd, 2012

Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee, VIC: October 5th, 2012

Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, VIC: October 6th, 2012

Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance, WA: October 10th, 2012

Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA: October 15th, 2012

Carnarvon Civic Centre, Carnarvon, WA: October 17th, 2012

Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Port Headland, WA: October 20th, 2012

Bleach Festival, Gold Coast, 15th February, 2013

2013 Brisbane Festival Season at the Speigeltent, September


Thomas Larkin: Jim Hawkins, Dr Livesey, Captain Smollett, George Merry, Morgan
Joss McWilliam: Billy Bones, Pew, Squire Trelawney, John Silver, Israel Hands, Ben Gunn, Joyce

WRITER/ADAPTOR: Michael Futcher

DIRECTOR: Michael Futcher

DESIGNER: Josh McIntosh

COMPOSER: Phil Slade

STAGE MANAGERS: Kat O’Halloran, Bec Lee, Jennifer Buckland

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Michael Futcher, QTC, Nick West (hero image)




Good old-fashioned fun and storytelling…this touring version, adapted by Michael Futcher and Helen Howard is not just for the kids and boasts two generous, energetic and dynamic actors who portray a multitude of roles between them.  If it’s coming to a theatre near you, take the whole family. Everyone will love it!”  
– XS Entertainment, Brisbane

Fast-paced and captivating, holding the audience’s attention until the very last moment.”

 – Moranbah and District Advertiser.

A magical coming-of-age story”

 – Fraser Coast Chronicle

A terrific show for all ages”
  Gympie Times

A delightful affordable family live-theatre performance”

A swashbuckling performance!”

 – South Burnett Times