Long Joan Silver – Move over John. Joan’s on her way.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • Ryan Byrne

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Pull up a stool and we’ll tell ye’ a tale, full of many a sword fight, and plenty of ale! As there be a fact, that ye’ may not know, that ‘Old Long John Silver’ was actually named… Joan. In a world where ‘Girls aren’t meant to be pirates’, Joan O’Malley sets out to prove her father and his shipmates that girls CAN be pirates too. However, this wannabe buccaneer may end up with more than she bargained for…

The new comedy musical by Adam Ward brings you what is being described as ‘If Monty Python did pirates’, a show filled with whacky characters and infectious songs, it promises to be an evening for all to enjoy. The Liverpool Arts Society are taking the leap from their usual setting, running immersive theatrical nights in club venues. With previous events such as ‘Sin City’, ‘Le Cirque Magnifique’ & ‘Homecoming’, the company are now excited to be working on a script rather than creating and devising new material themselves.

Director Alex Medlicott said; “It has been amazing to work with so many local talented performers on such a hilarious script. The play focuses on the topic of equality and highlights many struggles that women have faced in their fight for equal rights, a topic that we both as a company and individually feel very strongly about. It’s great working with the writer in the room and being able to develop the script to truly showcase our actors’ abilities. I can promise you two things, this play will definitely send you home singing the songs and you’ll be laughing for days.”

‘Long Joan Silver’ will be the first musical to take place at the new Hope Street Theatre, something that excites Sam Donovan, the Artistic Director of the new, city centre, Fringe venue. Sam told us; “It is fantastic to see that companies are pushing boundaries and making bold decisions when creating new work in our theatre, something that was at the very heart of why we set up this venue. It’s safe to say we’re all really excited to see how a full scale musical works in our space.”

Tickets are still available but are selling fast, with the Saturday night performance already selling out completely. The show runs from Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th October, starting at 7:30pm and a matinee at 2pm on Saturday. Tickets cost £10 or £8 concessions and are available to buy via the link; http://bit.ly/LongJoanSilver

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