The Island Rogue

Building a pirate ship was no easy feat, it took time, persistence and heck was it work it! Seeing your dreams come true from the paper napkin etchings to the architectural drawings, the shape and body taking form in the shop and finally the finishing touches with the first guests climbing aboard really did leave a lasting impression on us.

Every time someone steps foot on the pirate ship for an adventure, a summer camp, a birthday party you name it, it feels like the first time - for them in fact it is - their first discovery of the Island Rogue, of her sleek and stained cedar wood deck, to the hand carved water cannons the retired sailing masts given new life with pirate flags flying high in the sky.

Your adventure awaits matey, the Island Rogue is waiting for you!

Why Theatre?

Tis a fine question ye be posin' mates, an' it's a wee tail o me younger days when the cap'n was but a runt in Pirate High School. See, the cap'n wasn't always the chipper positive type as ye knows the cap'n today - rather more of what ye might call a nerd.

Twas in the 10th year during a drama course that our cap'n first found their voice - discovering a new sense of self, the ability to speak out, be loud and most importantly a sense of creative play - in a free space!

Those essential skills in communication, self confidence and creativity are what led the captain to follow the path that's led them to where they are today! Captain of a pirate ship!

At Pirate Life we're trying to imbue the same life lessons into our performance - we would love for the audience to find a creative space in which they can play unabashedly. A space that helps them develop a voice, self confidence and most of all have fun!

The Season is upon us!

Captain's blog, April 7th.

Avast me hearties, when ye old cap'n gives a gander out the portholes, it would appear that springs not yet arrived, them heavenly flakes of snow fell today again! Blast it be April! Haven't we had enough! Aye, easy ya old sod, tis just the beginnin' o' April, the season's but a month away and the sun shines this weekend!

Our crew's been busy with heaps o' works, lot's o little tricks of the trade be hidin' up our sleaves, soon we be sailing from a new port! Details to come - and our cast is comin' together as we be holdin' auditions all weekend long!

Chin up me maties, spring is truly... almost here and the winds of change on the horizon!