If you think that swashbuckling adventures are only for children, think again.
TapTap Theatre have proved beyond doubt that the power of imagination can supersede any blockbusting special effects.
With nothing but a bare stage, two gifted actors and one tireless musician, TapTap Theatre have created a masterpiece of multi-roling that is bursting at the seams with imagination and vivacity throughout. Sent on a mission from his father and aided by a motley crew - as well as his trusty First Mate Hammond (Edward Richards) - Captain Morgan (Joe Newton) must race against his nemesis Captain Renshaw to find the legendary Sands of Time and become commander of the Seven Seas.
Sharing over forty roles between them, both Newton and Richards are utterly convincing in their portrayal of each character, transforming from shady crew members to terrifying monsters in a single stroke. The pair are possessed of a bottomless energy and enthusiasm, never ceasing for a minute to delight and amuse.
TapTap Theatre have proved beyond doubt that the power of imagination can supersede any blockbusting special effects: from wooden legs to steel cutlasses, the accompanying score conjured and performed by David Ridley works wonders in bringing each moment to life and captures their pirate world perfectly. Captain Morgan And The Sands of Time runs in alternation with its sequel, Captain Morgan And The Sea of Lost Souls, in which we are promised the same great characters on yet more adventures - and with more monsters. If the escapades I witnessed at Pleasance Dome are anything to go by, this next chapter promises to be equally unmissable.