Road to the Fringe - Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time

Our panel of judges were unanimous in voting Captain Morgan as the winner of the 2015 Broadway Baby Bobby award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. Described as the most fun you have ever seen with two actors on a bare stage, the this sensational show hits Brighton Fringe for the first time. There's treasure to be found, and it's called Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time.

There's treasure to be found, and it's called Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time.

Hello! Who are you and what will you be doing this Fringe?

I'm Ben Behrens, writer and director of Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time.

What’s your show all about?

Two pirates go looking for the secret to traveling in time, and get into a cavalcade of escalating adventures on the way.

Is this a new show or have you performed it elsewhere?

We've been going since 2013 and have done a sequel show since - Captain Morgan and the Sea of Souls.

Are you a seasoned Fringe performer or is this a first time outing for you?

Actually this is our first Brighton Fringe. And my first time in Brighton, which is ruddy lovely!

What brings you to Brighton? Why did you decide to enter this year’s Fringe?

After a few years doing Edinburgh we wanted to branch out into other Fringe festivals and Brighton kept coming up. People kept telling us we were mad not to come here and eventually we listened.

Where will you be performing?

11 and 12 May, 6pm at The Warren:

If you had to sum up your show in one line what would it be?

"But you told us you were a mute!"

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