Robinson Crusoe + Friday

Suitable for ages 5+
Written by Colin Heath
2017 Jessie Richardson Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance by William Ford Hopkins

"No man is an island unto himself"

An English sailor, shipwrecked on an unknown island off the coast of Trinidad, works against all odds to survive, alone. Every day he climbs the same rock and looks through his spyglass, searching for a sign of civilization. After twenty-five years, his wish comes true! He sees someone in trouble and rushes in to save them. Meet Friday! The two embark on a path towards friendship and cultural acceptance, despite some comedic miscommunication. Set sail with Robinson Crusoe + Friday on an adventure full of history and heart! 

2018-19 Canada and US tour (book soon to avoid disappointment)

ROBINSON CRUSOE + FRIDAY has just completed a 5 month national tour, performing in schools and theatres in Ontario, the Northwest Territories, Alberta and BC. Booking now for interest in the 2018-19 season. Please contact the Tour Coordinator by email at tours@axistheatre.com or call 604 669 0631 for more information.

Study Guide

The study guide will help prepare your students for the live theatre performance and use the performance to enhance your arts curriculum in the classroom. DOWNLOAD [PDF]

Technical Information

THEATRE: Please review the requirements for booking Robinson Crusoe and Friday at your theatre. DOWNLOAD [PDF]

SCHOOLS: Please review the requirements for booking Robinson Crusoe and Friday  at your school. DOWNLOAD [PDF]

Media Downloads

Get high resolution photos to promote the performance at your location. DOWNLOAD [DROPBOX]


Photos by Tim Matheson. Shown in order: Sarah Roa as Friday, William Ford Hopkins as Robinson Crusoe


“Really Exceptional

“One of the best performances I've seen! Really exceptional and I loved the story choice."

— Alexander Elementary, Abbotsford, BC

“Worked Beautifully

The imagination and detail in the set design worked beautifully with the enthusiasm and vigour of the actors to capture the children’s attention."

— False Creek Elementary, Vancouver, BC

“Lots of Laughing!

The students were fully engaged and found it comical – lots of laughing!"

— Pinetree Way Elementary, Vancouver, BC


Booking now for the 2018–2019 season

Stay tuned for touring information for next season!  In the mean time, if you have any questions, please contact the Tour Coordinator by email at tours@axistheatre.com or call 604 669 0631.