Children’s Interactive Adventure: Pirates!!

5 December 2018

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19 – 27 January @ 3 Playgrounds: Freo Esplanade ·
Heathcote in Applecross, Playscape Yagan Square ·
Presented by Wind Wanderer ·

Pirate Captains Boots and Redbeard return to Fringe World 2019 and they need a crew! Join the lovable pirate duo for another fun-filled quest for treasure.

Pirates!! is a choose-your-own adventure story that takes a group of children on an imaginary journey in search of treasure. The show has run successfully at Fringe World for the past three years and in 2019 will be running for a full week during the School Holidays from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 January. The adventures will take place at Fremantle Esplanade, Heathcoat Pirate Ship Playground and Yagan Square.

The show begins with Captains Boots and Redbeard calling for fearless souls to join them aboard their imaginary pirate ship. These two fearsome yet friendly pirates soon have a large group of willing participants eager to tie on their bandannas and sail the high seas of their imagination. Boots and Red Beard seamlessly switch between narration and reacting to the children’s imaginative input, leading the adventure with youthful exuberance while also maintaining a careful watch ensuring the crew don’t run too far ahead or lag too far behind in their glee to fight imaginary foes.

Not everything is imaginary though, the children get to find authentic glass bottles containing beautifully produced maps that give accurate latitude and longitude for the location of the pirates booty. Boots and Red Beard fall out over who will find the treasure first and have a real sword fight a la Pirates of the Caribbean before realising that only by working together will they will find the treasure. The show ends with a message about sharing as each participant receives their portion of the chocolate treasure.

Nominated: Best Children’s Event, Fringe World 2017 . Ages 4-12


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