A BRAND new adaptation of Treasure Island will be performed in the open air at Otley this summer.

Chapter House Theatre will present Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of pirates and treasure at Wharfemeadows Park at 7pm on Thursday, June 27.

The story focuses on the adventures of young Jim Hawkins after he stumbles across a coveted treasure map.

That leads to an epic voyage to find Treasure Island - but not everyone is to be trusted and a dark secret is lurking on board the ship that carries him.

Adapted for stage by writer Laura Turner, the drama also features a host of memorable characters including Long John Silver, Squire John Trelawney and Billy Bones.

Those attending are asked to bring bring rugs or low back seating to enjoy the show in its riverside setting at Otley.

Tickets cost £16 for adults, £15 for Courthouse Friends or £11 for children aged five to 16 and students with an NUS card. Under fives are free.

Places can be booked by visiting www.otleycourthouse.org.uk, calling (01943) 467466 or popping into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.

Food lovers, meanwhile, should enjoy a culinary-themed event at the Courthouse a few days beforehand.

The Chef Show, which arrives on Saturday, June 22, is billed as featuring ‘backstage tales of what it’s like to work on a busy Saturday night in the local curry house’.

Created by Nick Ahad from an original idea by director Stefan Escreet, the show is the first production from Ragged Edge Productions and sees two actors playing multiple characters as they recount a series of heroic and comic stories inspired by real events and people.

They will also joined by a guest chef - Yazi, from Amaali in Skipton - who will give a cookery demonstration, with the audience being given a chance to taste the results and talk to the chef and cast.

Billed as a ‘deliciously entertaining night out for all the family’, tickets for The Chef Show (which starts at 7.30pm) cost £12.