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The Buccaneers

by AMA Theatre Co.

theatre, children-and-family

A musical, comedy tale of adventure - the pirates are back after spending 300 years locked down in Davy Jones’ Locker.

about the production

Four pirates are given a new lease of life and are determined to enjoy life to the full. The reasons they became pirates tells a tale of four individuals who experienced tragic episodes in their lives and came together in solace. In their own way they are more heroic than bad and will always fight injustice. Like us they have been locked down and we can join with them to celebrate living again. The show contains popular folk and drinking songs, sword fights, treasure to find, dance routines and lots of comic situations that they find themselves in.

about the artist

A.M.A. Theatre Co. (Arts Made for All) was formed in 2017 by Ian Britten-Hull and Annie Albici as a touring theatre company, to produce shows and plays to appeal to a wide range of audiences, with the aim of promoting theatre and to make it accessible to all. “We tour to all kinds of venues including theatres, community venues, schools and outdoor spaces across the UK. As we are totally self-contained, it means we can create theatre in any reasonable space."

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stage dimensions

width: 4 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

All our shows are produced to be totally self contained and adaptable. For The Buccaneers production, the minimum stage/floor size would be 4M wide by 4M deep. It would be helpful for a venue technician to operate a basic lighting plot but not essential. Get in times are usually about 2 to 3 hours and get out in about 1.5 hours. Ideally the height of any performance area will be no less than 3M. We tour with our own sound system and head mics as well as basic lighting rig.

General family audiences however, the show is not suitable for children under 7 years, because there are sword fights and some scenes could be a bit scary for younger children. We have toured an outdoor condensed version to festivals since May to gauge the general public's response. We are pleased we have had excellent positive feedback with families wanting and willing to go to their local theatre to see the show.

I liked it! You worked so hard! Love the traditional songs and the fun characters! Bravo and lots of fun!!

David Bradshaw - Cruise Director - Royal Caribbean International Cruises

Hey , I’ve just watched it . So this is so cleverly done . The set is cool . Very clever as well . Favorite scene is the bar where you play all the extras so good . Very clever how you hug each other etc . My favorite song is the one where you sing and you see her pick up McTavish after the battle that’s got a real haunting beauty about it

Kyra J. Willis - Monsteers Artistry (Agent)

With the folk tunes, the silly word games (which reminded me of the riddles in the old TV quiz 321), and the tales of woe with their playful tone, Albici and Britten-Hall have succeeded in presenting a fun piece which has its tongue firmly in cheek. Taking inspiration from Captain Pugwash, Treasure Island, The Pirates of Penzance and the folk songs of Ireland, The Buccaneers is well worth a look. AMA Theatre are a fab team who do all their productions themselves and have done a lovely job here.

Louise Penn - @LouReviews

We aim to make our shows as accessible to everyone, although we don't always have control over the accessibility of venues.

We have an activities package that can accompany the production with a sword fighting workshop, prop making and treasure hunt. These activities can be carried out virtually anywhere including outside. Depending on the length of time required and numbers expected to attend a small extra charge may be required. We always offer personalised quotes to each individual client based on their particular circumstances and budgets.

To cover all costs including artist fees, travel, expenses and production costs, the fee for a single show would be in the region of £800 to £1,400 depending on distance. We are totally open to negotiation and to work within given budgets. We take box office splits.

The production has a cast of 4 actors, which consists of a couple and two actors. Three dressing rooms would be required. To adhere with the latest government guidlines, we ensure that all cast is fully vaccinated, and tested before a performance, making use of sanitisers, and masks where necessary, all equipment is cleaned on a regular basis, etc. and we conform with a given venues' policy.