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ONCE WERE PIRATES by Emilie Collyer

EDINBURGH FRINGE FUNDRAISER

Presented by Gobsmacked Theatre and the Holden street Theatres Adelaide Fringe Award

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The winners of the Holden street Theatres' Adelaide Fringe Award 2016 are off to Edinburgh with their new show Once Were Pirates.


Gobsmacked Theatre Company and The Pleasance Theatre Trust present the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Premiere of:

ONCE WERE PIRATES

By Award Winning Playwright, Emilie Collyer

Supported by Arts South Australia - Made In Adelaide

Following critically acclaimed seasons at The Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe, 2016 with their production of DROPPED Australia’s Gobsmacked Theatre Company return to The Pleasance with the darkly comic and poignant Australian play, ONCE WERE PIRATES.

ONCE WERE PIRATES investigates contemporary masculinity and in particular how young men navigate a complex and dangerous world without a unifying code of values to guide them.

Shane and Gareth are Pirates who have somehow been marooned in the present. They soon learn that this world is vastly different from the world they have come from – it is infinitely more confusing and frightening. As Shane says, ‘this world is a nightmare. People fueled by self- pity and entitlement with no moral code. The wealthy - a master race apart. It’s dusk in the second age of reason.’ And as Gareth says ‘We can’t stay here. There’s nothing we can do to stop it. The mass exodus, the drownings and tragedies and killings…children... Everything! The world.’

How will they survive – how will we all survive?

The production incorporates original songs, striking visual imagery and a robotic parrot called Dennis.

ONCE WERE PIRATES features two of Adelaide’s finest young male actors Joshua Mensch and Kyron Weetra and is directed/produced by David McVicar.

Reviews of DROPPED - our 2016 award winning show (Holden Street Theatres Award- Adelaide Fringe)

DROPPED will remind you why we still go to the theatre4½ stars - Great Scott Media

DROPPED is a play that will sit with you long after the house lights have come up.” 4 stars – British Theatre Guide


Saturday 22nd of July

at 7:30pm

The Studio

Doors open 6:30pm


TICKETS FOR FUNDRAISERS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT


Saturday 22nd of July

at 7:30pm

Doors open 6:30pm



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EDINBURGH SHOW DETAILS

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Venue: Pleasance 10 Dome - Venue 23

Performance dates: 2/8/17 – 27/8/17 (not 14th & 15th) at 13:20 Running time: 60 minutes

Tickets: £6.50 - £11 www.pleasance.co.uk and The Pleasance Box Office during the Fringe.

First review date 2/8/17 at 13:20 - To book review tickets for this show please contact The Pleasance Press Office 0131 556 6557 press@pleasance.co.uk

Media contact: David McVicar email: hanfred@chariot.net.au

Mobile: +61 (0) 431501176

Website: www.gobsmackedtheatre.com.au

www.madeinadelaide.club

To Book tickets for EdFringe click HERE

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