Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Children's Shows (storytelling, family)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Cellar
  • 14:15
  • Aug 18
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 0+ (0 and older)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Stories Alive
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Join Captain Jake's Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure. Learn what it takes to be a pirate as we battle foes, avoid sea monsters, keep the ship afloat and try to keep the captain out of the tavern, all in search of the elusive Red Queen. 'A must-see for anyone with children, especially those who enjoy performing!' (One4Review.co.uk). 'This delight of an interactive children's show, enthralling both children and adults alike' ***** (FringeReview.co.uk, Grimm's Fairer Tales 2018).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. 15 Steep external steps down or Lift access from front.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Lauren Sweeney 106 days ago

This is a lovely storytelling show suitable for children of all ages and entertaining for adults too. Captain Jake interacted so well with the young audience, who were very keen to get involved. Even my usually reticent 8 year old was calling out. We would all recommend it.

Nicola Tait 108 days ago

If you have small people with you for the fringe I cannot recommend this show enough. Despite being right in the afternoon dip we were kept engaged with Captain Jakes piratical charm. His lessons in becoming a pirate were age appropriate but without talking down to the kids or overly romanticising and with a gentle humour to keep the adults involved. His grasp of his audience was brilliant and he remained unphased by the challenges of pre & primary schooler audience participation which in an intimate venue such as this would have derailed a lesser man. I just asked my little one what she wanted to say about it and the reply was “I love you Captain Jake”, which says it all really.


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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

Captain Jake is here to tell us the story of how he became a pirate captain. This is a warm, well-told storytelling show, with some pleasing scholarly detail and a hearty dose of audience interaction and participation, as he dragoons some young crew mates to assist him. Slight pacing issue:...

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Deadline News (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

This charming interactive piece of children’s theatre proved to be fun for children of all ages. With bits of history and small references to Pirates of the Caribbean woven in, it was entertaining, educational and highly enjoyable.

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