High jinks on the high seas

The fearsome cast of Pirates of the Curry Bean.
The fearsome cast of Pirates of the Curry Bean.

Pirates of the Curry Bean, Alnwick Playhouse, Saturday, March 24, 2pm and 6pm. Tickets £8, £7 conc, £6 child/student.

ANCHORS away and set sail for a swashbuckling pirate adventure on the high seas in this piratical musical that’s sure to shake your booty.

Young twins Jack and Liza Periwinkle yearn for adventure, so imagine their joy at discovering a real-life treasure map.

But when the infamous Redbeard and his pungent Pirates of the Curry Bean steal the map and kidnap their mother, the race is on to rescue her, reclaim the map and find the treasure.

Accompanied by their faithful cat Fiddlesticks, the twins join a mad admiral and his crazy crew on a voyage of adventure that takes them from Old London Docks to the mysterious island of Lumbago in the sea of Sciatica.

Will they be first to find the treasure chest, or is a surprise awaiting them that’s even better than gold?

With colourful characters, sparkling songs and a witty script as sharp as a cutlass, 36 youngsters from the junior group of the Playhouse Youth Theatre will show off their talents.

Proceeds from the raffle during both performances and donations for programmes will all go to the Jam Jar Army, which is currently collecting for the Youth Theatre.