VE had the pleasure of reviewing Highcliffe Charity Players' Pantomime for two years running now, so I knew even before it started that I would be in for a spectacular spectacle, a frivolous, fantastic, fun show full of glitz, glamour and gorgeousness. And this year’s extravagant offering of Treasure Island was not to disappoint. Loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buried treasure, tropical islands, treasure maps and swashbuckling buccaneers, we follow young Jim Hawkins who, after finding a map of what can only be buried treasure sets sail in the hope of finding the lost gold and saving his poor Ma from the clutches of poverty and hopefully securing the heart of his true love Felicity Trelawny. On the way he meets a rather scrupulous looking cook, a very suave castaway and some comical pirates, but can he find the treasure before that nasty Long John Silver? You’ll have to wait and see because I’m not telling you…oh-no I’m not (sorry, I couldn’t resist)!