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To coincide with Hull Truck Theatre’s Christmas show, A Christmas Treasure Island, which launched Friday 2 December, staff from the theatre are hiding a colourful toy parrot in shops and public spaces across the city centre for the general public to find.

The parrot – named after the parrot in the show, Flint – will be popping up in locations such as shop windows and counters from Thursday 8 December. If the parrot is found, he should be returned to the theatre’s box office in exchange for a free family ticket (party of 4, must include 1 over-18 and 1 under-18) to any performance during the show’s five-week run, subject to availability. People who find the parrot are also encouraged to take a selfie with him on their shoulder and share it on social media.

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Based on Robert Louis Stephenson’s classic novel Treasure Island, and directed by Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Babych, this new adaptation is a festive treat for all the family. With original songs and music, and full of sparkling characters, Stephenson’s tale is reimagined by award-winning writer Debbie Oates (Coronation Street, The Mill) and delivered with Hull Truck Theatre’s unique brand of Christmas magic.

A Christmas Treasure Island runs from Friday 2 December to Saturday 7 January 2017.

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Danielle McLoughlin, Box Office Sales Manager, says:

“People need to keep a look out in local shops and public places. He’s a red parrot sitting on a blue box with a Hull Truck Theatre logo on – you can hardly miss him! The treasure hunt is a good way to keep children entertained while you’re out Christmas shopping. Get them to keep an eye out for Flint in shop windows.” 

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