Pleasance Courtyard (One), Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Following a highly successful run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and an extensive UK tour, Captain Flinn is back and is, once again, ready for a rollicking adventure! Based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto, it’s all aboard for a non-stop action-packed theatrical experience with catchy live music, spectacular puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs!
This daring sequel has been adapted by Oliver Lansley, the Artistic Director of Les Petits Theatre and Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company and writer of 2019 smash-hit TV series Flack. He is also co-writer of BBC2’s Whites starring Alan Davies, and actor in the BAFTA-winning show Best Possible Taste where he was nominated for Best Actor at the RTS Awards.
When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school play their old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps the children, forcing them to hunt for the secretive Magic Cutlass - a sword that grants the holder any wish! The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages! Will fearless Flinn be able to outwit the pirate dinosaurs? Will pirate Pearl be brave enough to battle the dangerous dinos and will terrified Tom be back in time for tea?
Lansley comments, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs is such a fantastic world to adapt – it’s full of swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, and dastardly dinosaurs trying to kidnap children and turn them into sausages. Les Petits’ work is very important to us as it can be many children’s first experience of the theatre so we want to do everything we can to set their minds whirling with imagination and possibility.
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass is brought to life by Les Petits (David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonderland), the exciting children’s theatre company from the team behind internationally acclaimed theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles (Alice’s Adventures Underground).
An overwhelming sense of fantasy and fun (★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).