An adventure set on the
high seas that is story-telling at its very finest.
with accents and mannerisms from the four corners of the earth, each of their varied roles is a worthy character in itself
Morgan, Joe Newton, and his First Mate Hammond, Edward Richards, take the helm for this gripping tale of pirates, monsters, duels and daring. They’re supported by a cast of forty, or rather between them, Newton and Richards play forty separate roles. With accents and mannerisms from the four corners of the earth, each of their varied roles is a worthy character in itself and you’ll be hooked into cheering on favourites, booing villains and rooting for the heroes.
Captain Morgan is on the search for the elusive Sands of Time, a purpose that is to to set the scene, allow several great characters and give a framework for an entertaining yarn. The action set on the small stage with nothing but a couple of chairs for company, Newton and Richards’ energy and physical theatre take us from pitched battles on the high seas to captivating sirens luring crews to their demise.
It’s all glued together with an astonishing soundtrack from David Ridley. Armed with nothing more than a violin and accordion, it’s an effective way of taking the audience from taverns to caverns and ships to cells, alongside a repertoire of sea-shanties. It complements the scenes perfectly and couldn’t have been done better.
The true magic comes from imagining yourself as a child watching this exceptional story unfold. Uncle Newton, Uncle Richards, please tell us the story of Captain Morgan again.