The project has a JustGiving page, which tells you more about it:
'SCUSE ME, WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT?
We’ve put together an adaptation of the Lone Pine Series. We are a registered charity and are producing this play in order to reach young people with quality theatre. We want to share with them a tale of adventure and daring and empower them to be brave in exploring the countryside on their own.
Above all, we want them to have a great time. And in doing so, we hope to bring a new generation of readers to these brilliant books. But we need your help to pull it off. ...
ACKSHERLEY I’D LIKE TO KNOW A BIT MORE.
Pentabus is the nation’s rural theatre company. Based on a farm in Shropshire, over the last 40 years we’ve produced 150 new plays and toured to half a million audience members. We make quality professional theatre inspired by the rural world. Our Artistic Director, Elizabeth Freestone, loved the Lone Pine books when she was a child.
Over the last two years we’ve been working closely with Malcolm Saville’s family and playwright Alice Birch to bring the Lone Pine Club to life. Alice is one of the UK’s most exciting young playwrights. She recently won the George Devine Award for her play Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. She’s written a funny, raucous play that perfectly captures the energy and characters we all know and love.
Our play is called The Lone Pine Club because it’s not an adaptation of one particular book. Rather, it’s a play inspired by and based on the main characters that crop up across the whole series. Our hope is that young people in the audience will go away inspired to do two things – play outside and read the Lone Pine books for themselves. ...
IT ALL SOUNDS BRILLIANT. WHAT DO WE NOW?
Make a donation at the level that feels right for you. We promise to honour our pledge and give you something in return. And we’ll look forward to seeing you on tour!