The Pirate Cruncher

We were kindly invited to attend a play called The Pirate Cruncher at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.

The Pirate Cruncher is a rollicking adventure told through thrilling action, daft nonsense, stirring shanties, and the weirdest of mechanical contraptions. Adapted from the best-selling picture book by Jonny Duddle and scored by multi award winning folk musician Jon Boden.

My daughter, who is 8 and I went along last Tuesday (22nd) to the first show. We arrived about half an hour before so that we could get some snacks. We took our seats and the stage was set up ready so we got a quick selfie.


Around 5 minutes before the show started the cast came out in their characters and interacted with the children in the audience. It was a lovely touch and got everyone excited ready to watch the show.

Around 5 minutes before the show started the cast came out in their characters and interacted with the children in the audience.
It was a lovely touch and got everyone excited ready to watch the show.

We had such a great a time watching the play. There are 4 actors and they play lots of different parts. There’s lots of singing and interaction with the audience and lots of funny parts too for both adults and children. They tell the story really well and keep you intrigued the whole way through. We have not read the book but after watching the play is something we want to read.

I would definitely recommend going to see it as it is a great afternoon out for all the family.
Total running time is 1 hr 40 minutes.

The show has two dates in Ipswich then travels to Kent, Birmingham, Southampton and finishes in Brighton on November 2/3rd.

Full tour dates available on the Goat & Monkey website https://www.goatandmonkey.co.uk/the-pirate-cruncher

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