During a violent storm one night at sea, a ghostly pirate ship emerges out of the mist. Onboard are the remains of four long dead pirates, but due to some unseen force and copious amounts of rum, the ghostly pirates are about to come to life and live again. Like us, the pirates are coming out of lockdown, only they are coming out of Davy Jones’ Locker where they have been trapped for 300 years. The four hapless pirates are excited by their new lease of life and are ready to embark on a wild, fun filled escapade. But before they can move on and start enjoying themselves, they must re-live their past and discover who they really are. Only then, can they move on and start to live life to full once again, as fighters for injustice and standing for the disadvantaged.
There are four pirates who make up the Buccaneers. Anne Bonny, Jack Calico, Harry (Cutthroat) Bates and Angus (Jock) McTavish. The Buccaneers are no ordinary pirates as although they have a rough exterior, they all have hearts of gold. All four of them came together from tragic backgrounds and in their own way formed a family dependant on each other.
A show with uplifting songs, amazing swords fights, this musical comedy show is a must-see for family audiences (not suitable for children under 7 years).
With the folk tunes, the silly word games, and the tales of woe with their playful tone, The Buccaneers, have succeeded in presenting a fun piece which has its tongue firmly in cheek. The scene-chewing ‘Jack Calico’, surely the curious cousin of Sparrow of the Caribbean, steals the show. (Louise Pen @LouReviews)