Flinn is back! Les Petits Theatre Company (David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon) return to the high seas after their hugely successful and award-winning Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs rollicked the rigging and spliced the mainbrace! The Magic Cutlass had a swashbuckling run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and is the hugely anticipated sequel based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.
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. It’s all aboard, me hearties, for a real-life pirate adventure!
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? All aboard for a non-stop action packed theatrical experience with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs!
Adapter Oliver Lansley comments, “We’re delighted to be bringing back Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass – one of our favourite and most successful and critically acclaimed children’s shows. We believe it is so important to engage and excite children with their early experiences of the theatre and what could be more exciting than Pirates, Dinosaurs and a giant sausage machine?”
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass is brought to life by Les Petits, the exciting children’s theatre company from the team behind internationally-acclaimed theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles (Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Terrible Infants, The Game’s Afoot). Les Petits transport the Les Enfants Terribles’ aesthetic to their family-friendly shows to create a production which is enjoyed by adults and children alike. The shining eyes and smiling faces of all around me were confirmation of a job very well done by
the cast of this very entertaining production (Primary Times).
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass
Running time 55 minutes (no interval)
Age Recommendation 3+
Twitter @PetitsTheatre, #FlinnCutlass
Adapted by Oliver Lansley
Director Hal Chambers
Lighting Designer Matt Leventhall
Music and Sound Designer Jack Graham Thomas
Set and Costume Designer Zoe Squire
Puppet Designer Max Humphries
Les Petits Theatre Award-winning children’s theatre company Les Petits was established in 2013 as the children’s arm of critically acclaimed parent company Les Enfants Terribles (Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Trench, The Terrible Infants, The Vaudevillians). Using well-known and loved children’s literature, they aim to take stories from the page and bring them to life on the stage in creative and exciting ways.
The company is run by James Seager and Oliver Lansley and has become known for its striking design aesthetics, use of puppetry and song and immersive approach to storytelling. Their work includes David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon, Adventures in Wonderland, and the hugely successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs based on the popular book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto – winner of the Primary Times Award.