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Polka Theatre to stage world premiere of The Pirate, The Princess, and The Platypus

Exterior Shot of Polka Theatre © Hufton+Crow
Exterior Shot of Polka Theatre © Hufton+Crow

Polka Theatre has announced the world premiere of The Pirate, The Princess, and The Platypus.

The brand-new show is written and directed by Olivier-nominated writers for Potted Potter and Potted Panto, Daniel Clarkson and Richard Hurst.

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The piece will play Polka Theatre’s Main Stage, opening on Wednesday 22 June with previews from 18 June, running until 20 August.

Josephine Starte, Alex Stedman, and Teegan Hurley will make up the cast of characters in a story about choosing your destiny, discovering your identity, and finding your friends.

Daniel Clarkson and Richard Hurst said: “We have had so much fun creating this wonderfully silly brand-new comic fairy tale, and we cannot wait to introduce you to a Pirate, a Princess and a Platypus as we bring this magical world of sparkling places, secret pirate lairs, desert islands and stormy ocean seas to the stage at the fabulous Polka Theatre for the very first time!”

Artistic Director Peter Glanville added: “We’re very excited to be premiering this new comedy by Richard Hurst and Dan Clarkson. It’s very inventive and spins the traditional fairytale on its head, but above all, It’s extremely funny. I think our audiences are going to love this – pirates and princesses will never be the same again”

The production has set & costume design by Jessica Curtis, composition by Jane Watkins, sound design by Sam Clarkson, lighting design by Bethany Gupwell and wardrobe supervisor by Annie James.

Once upon a time, there was a pirate who wanted to be a princess, a princess who wanted to be a pirate and a platypus who was happy being exactly themselves!

Join us this summer for a brand-new comic fairy-tale adventure for children and their grown-ups, about choosing your destiny, discovering your identity, and finding your friends. Let us take you to a magical musical world of pirate kings, queens, frogs, tall towers and shipwrecks of French fancies and barrels of grog!

See our heroes strike out across the high seas but be back to the palace in time for high tea!

For more information and tickets, visit polkatheatre.com


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