When the all-female pirate crew aboard The Day of Reckoning is attacked by the British Navy, reality crumbles, and nothing is as it seems. The pirates are haunted by albatrosses, dead men and grieving whales. But how will they survive without a rudder? Why is the navy following them? And what happens when a whale falls?
Trigger warning: Gunshot sound and prop gun used, loud music, some use of strong language. Themes of death, violence, references to sexism.
Click here to access the lyrics to the pre-recorded songs in the performance.
Cast and Creative Team:
Writer: Ayse Evans
Director: Laura Clifford
Captain/ Fleming: Frankie Warburton
Quartermaster/ Donaldson: Eve Batchelor
Botswain/ Munro: Chrissie McTaggart
Provost/ Meyer: Laura Janes
Sailing Master/ Sinclair: Katherine Edwards
Shanty Man/ Reid (pre-recorded): Ayse Evans/ Laura Clifford
Powder Monkey/ O’Keefe: Fleur Moore
Albatrosses (pre-recorded): Jerome Scott, Jon Day, Noah Lukehurst
A man: Peter Hardingham
About the writer
Ayse Evans is a writer, facilitator and actor from the south of England. She honed her writing skills through the Royal Court’s introduction to writing course, as well as with support from Mrs C’s Collective and The National Youth Theatre. Ayse’s work has been performed by The Corona Virus Theatre Club and Yellow Coat Theatre, and her play Squirrels was shortlisted for the Phil Fox Award in Playwrighting 2020. When not writing, Ayse can be found knitting and watching competitive cookery shows.
For enquiries about the script email: email@example.com
Can you help us reach our target?
The London Playwrights Festival 2021 was made possible by the generosity of our supporters. Please help us to continue our work by donating to our crowdfunding campaign. Make your pledge here.
Find out more about our current projects here.