A PIRATE classic by Robert Louis Stevenson is being given a musical makeover for families in Woolwich this December.

Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre has enlisted a crew of pro actors to star alongside a chorus of local young singers in a version of Treasure Island at The Tramshed in Woolwich New Road, from December 2 to 22.

The tale features enduring characters such as Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver and has been adapted by Emily Hunka with music from Oscar Wood to feature live music and sing-a-longs. It is directed by Jeremy James and tickets cost as little as £6.

To keep the fun going, the foyer bar will also become The Spyglass Tavern, with pirate-themed games and refreshments.

School performances are being held from Monday, December 2, to Thursday, December 19, with general performances starting with a charity gala on December 7 and subsequent shows on December 14, 21 and 22.

Tickets cost £9 adults, £6 children and senior citizens. Call 020 88541316 or go to glypt.co.uk