The quest has begun...three women set sail in search of their inner pirate!
Our three fantastic performers, Chloe Dechery, Lucinka Eisler and Simone Kenyon will be stepping into the shoes of three ancient female pirates of the past, the rarely recorded stories of these fierce swashbuckling women, who sailed the high seas, jumped aboard enemy ships, cut throats for a living and held their own in a male dominated world; will help shape the narrative of the show as it goes through a four week devising process. The performers will infuse their own tales of adventure, recalling times when they have been most Pirate like!
This quest will aim to discover something about being a woman in 2012, considering female identity, the ambition and confidence that we do or do not possess in our contemporary lives.
Paying particular attention to the Golden Age of Piracy, we follow the stories of Irish Pirate - Anne Bonny, Ching Shih from China and Mary Read from the shores of England, looking at how these blood thirsty damsels were able to out-sail, out-think, and out-fight every man on the high seas.
How did they do it? Could she still do it today? Has her 21st century counterpart got the guts to stick a dagger between her teeth, fire a broadside and make off with the booty?