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Michael Sewell, Tunde Makinde and Ben Sewell in Polka Theatre’s production of Pirates! in 2010/


Charles Way, playwright


48 pgs. 1 female, 2 male, 2 either (5 total)
Originally co- produced by Polka Theatre and Imagination Stage in 2010
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+


Family life isn’t perfect for our hero Jim, who is dealing with his parent’s divorce. Jim takes comfort in his nautical artifacts, like his model ships and treasure chests. But Jim’s imaginary world collides with reality when a real pirate from 1718 appears in his bedroom. Kidnapped by Captain Freely, the fearless female pirate who is at war with the naval Captain McGovern, Jim is transported back in time to solve the mystery of the disappearing treasure. In his adventures, Jim learns more about himself and leads the way to a peaceful reconciliation between the two captains.

Jump on-board for a ship full of fun, magic, excitement….and sharks!

“This new adventure [is] beautifully written by award-winning playwright Charles Way.” – The Stage, UK

“This is seriously intelligent children’s theatre that’s also great fun.” – Time Out, UK

* Nominated for the 2010 Helen Hayes award for Outstanding New Play*

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