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All on board for Scottish Dance Theatre’s family show Pirates!

Join best friends Tom and Daisy as they are swept away into the world of Captain Sandy Rogers and her rowdy crew! Together, they will go on an unforgettable adventure featuring a bunch of slippery zombies, strange underwater creatures and a final, all-out duel with the wicked Captain O’Greed!

In this story about identity and friendship not everything is what it seems, and the biggest treasure could be right under your nose...

Featuring a playful mix of dance, theatre and storytelling, Pirates! is the latest creation of Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Joan Clevillé, featuring the full company of dancers, lavish set and costume design and original music by Luke Sutherland.

A treat for the heart and the senses

– The Stage

a celebration of our imaginary worlds that expands into a deeper drama about love, friendship and bravery

– The Guardian

Creative team
Written and Directed by Joan Clevillé
Choreography Joan Clevillé in collaboration with the dancers
Composer Luke Sutherland
Costume and Set Design Matthias Strahm
Lighting Design Emma Jones
Dramaturgy Robert Alan Evans
Sound Design Ritchie Young
Voice Work Jean Sangster
Featuring the voice of Irene Macdougall 
Additional music by Gigi D’Agostino and TRIP 
Original devising cast Maya Bodiley, Kieran Brown, Glenda Gheller, Orla Hardie, Ben McEwen, Kassichana Okene-Jameson, Dylan Read, Akshay Sharma, Jessie Roberts-Smith, Kai Tomioka, Pauline Torzuoli

Premiered in June 2023

commissioned by The Place