A review from the Craven Herald.
From Headteacher Mark Brotherton's first 'Aarrrr!' to the last refrain of the final song, Pirates of the Curry Bean made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Based on the book, music and lyrics by Craig Hawes, this tale included everything that one might want from a pirate story: missing fathers, kidnapped mothers, an old treasure map, buried booty, galleons, shipwrecks, sea-sickness, swashbuckling salty seadogs, rats, monkeys, a cat and a very opinionated parrot.
All this moved along with a fine selection of songs and jokes, delivered, without exception, with a great deal of confidence and enthusiasm!
From the principals to the smallest monkey, all the cast made their own special contributions to the success and the audience was charmed by the acting, singing and dancing. These young people (and at times it was difficult to remember just how young some of them were) and their teachers/helpers, must have put in a great deal of preparation and, I suspect, that a great deal of fun was had during rehearsals.
It certainly paid off as there was something for everyone here and the audience and cast obviously loved it.
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