Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical

Musicals and Opera (comedy, theatre)

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  • Underbelly, Bristo Square - Cowbarn
  • 16:35
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Sloshed Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Some sexual references, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    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


Ahoy! Join John Silverman and the crew of The Maiden's Ruin on their quest for pirate booty in a bawdy tale of love, betrayal, murder and incest! This five-star adult musical-comedy returns to Edinburgh after its 2010 maiden voyage, bawdier, funnier, boozier, and pirate-ier than ever before. Chock-full of original songs, filthy wit and swashbuckling fun; climb aboard for a boat-rocking good time! 'Full to the brim with creative genius' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com). 'Ingenious... Monty Python meets Pirates of the Caribbean' **** (FringeGuru.com). 'Utterly ridiculous in the best possible way' (FringeReview.co.uk).

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General venue access

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  • Accessible entry: There is ramp access to the front door. Then level access to front row seats. There are 14 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • 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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 21 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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Emma Waters 113 days ago

A show I didn't know I needed but now want to see again and again! Silly, great comic timing and strong singers who put on a great show. Would recommend this to anyone with a sense of humour.

Anthony Mitchell 114 days ago

Loved this to bits. Hilariously funny and riotous script well acted and performed by a talented cast. If you like 'extremely silly' there is no better show to watch. Some of the asides and fourth wall moments cracked me up totally. Wonderful.

Davey 114 days ago

Very funny and silly. The story doesn't really amount to much and I would have liked a bit more piracy from these pirates but the songs are amazing and the cast perform the show with a lot of energy and talent. It felt like the West End in places, particularly the Brotherhood Of Pirates song. This show deserves a bigger audience than on the afternoon I went along.

Kathleen McLeish 116 days ago

Really enjoyed this show.
The talented cast switched beautifully between acting, singing and playing a variety of instruments. It was filled with some great tunes and lots of silly gags. Good all round entertainment that I have come to expect in many years of coming to the Fringe.
Well done to all involved.
5 stars

Isabella Morrison-Shand 116 days ago

Booked this for myself, hubby and 2 teenage girls (14 + 16). Felt the first 10mins were a bit slow and cringey so I was starting to get worried, but I needn’t have

Henry Fricker 122 days ago

5 STARS! The perfect way to round off a Sunday afternoon and the end of my very first Fringe Experience! Characters you can't help but adore, laugh-out-(too) loud comedy and genius musicality- what more can you want from a Fringe performance!? A definite must-watch performance from a cast of overflowing talent. You're complete immersed in the experience straight away and the personal involvement from the audience during is a pleasure to be a part of. Thank you to everyone who is a part of this performance for making an undeniable hit. Until next time.

Jon C 126 days ago

**** This show has a bit of everything and was perfect to round the afternoon. Lively tunes, bonkers acting and plenty of gags - highly recommended as part of a balanced Fringe romp! Best enjoyed with mateys & arrrrrf a pint or two!

Jan Leaver 128 days ago

Fabulous show! Excellent and very versatile cast romped through this high energy production with great gusto and many laughs. Go and see it!

Em 128 days ago

Saw this on Saturday and loved it. Really funny and silly. The cast were very talented and seamlessly switched from singing to playing instruments. There were some great songs and we particularly loved the Welsh song and The Brotherhood Of Pirates.

Highly recommended!!

Ben Adams 129 days ago

Ridiculously silly and hilariously funny - had us laughing out loud. Great light-hearted entertainment for the late afternoon.

Helen 129 days ago

Really enjoyed this - super fun, lighthearted musical. Some amazing talent in the cast, and lots of references to pop culture all through (sure I missed even more than I got!). The whole audience seemed to be having a good time when I was there. Not one for small children (!), but worth the slot if you're looking for something to cheer you up mid-afternoon!

Charlie Finch 129 days ago

Went to the second show and really enjoyed it. Full of energy, witty dialogue and great performances. A rip roaring pirate tail. I highly recommend.

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Musical Theatre Review (3/5 stars) 119 days ago

The musicianship is great

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 123 days ago

As the doors opened, we were welcomed aboard this pirate-y musical adventure by the cast, who were scattered throughout the room improvising with the audience and creating a friendly atmosphere. The musical numbers were well written (notably the title song), but the actor-musicianship felt stapled on to a performance heavily...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 124 days ago

Yo ho, this is really stupid fun. To be clear, there's nothing learned over the course of this hour and a half; nothing gained; nothing fought over and won. Except, that is, the love of a presumed sister as part of a weird and pretty dated plot line about not-quite-incest.  ...

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