Ahoy! Captain Morgan nabs a Bobby Award for its treasure trove of innovative comedy and storytelling

Congratulations to Tap Tap Theatre's Captain Morgan series, which has bagged our second Bobby Award of 2015. It's a hilarious and immersive swashbuckling adventure series for adults (and older children), starring two brilliant multi-rolers, who play 44 roles between them, along with atmospheric musical accompaniment. We sat down with actors Ed Richards and Joe Newton, musician David Ridley, writer/director Ben Behrens, and producer Matt Lister to discuss the ins and outs of the show: vocal warmups, character creation, the origins of the Captain story, and what's next in store. Listen to the interview below:

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