ODEON Dorchester will be beginning a new year with a nod to local Dorset history this January, with a live screening of the theatre production of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

This story of murder, money and mutiny was part written at Stevenson’s house, ‘Skerryvore’ on the West Cliff in Bournemouth in the early 1880s, where Stevenson lived to recover after an illness.

One of the world’s best-known stories, brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, Treasure Island will be broadcast live at the ODEON Dorchester from the National Theatre on Thursday January 22 at 7pm.

Alan Escott, general manager at ODEON Dorchester, said: “Set on a dark, stormy night in the days of sailing ships, pirates and buried treasure, Treasure Island is the perfect story to enjoy on a cold winter’s evening. What’s more, there’s the added coup that Stevenson wrote some of his classic tale right here in Dorset!”

The ODEON Dorchester is situated within the Brewery Square development. Tickets to the screening of NT: Treasure Island are available from £7.50 and can be booked by calling 0871 224 1891 or visiting www.odeon.co.uk.