Showtimes –

6pm (Cast A)

8pm (Cast B)

Running time: approx 35 mins

Limited Audience – Pre-Booking Essential.

The Gentleman Pirate
By Niamh Langan

Presented by An Grianán Youth Theatre and On Cue Academy

Avast ye, hearties! Come and join us this Culture Night as we go adventuring on the high seas. We’ll regale you with the some what, not quite, true story of Stede Bonnet, Gentleman Pirate. Famously useless at pirating, what will happen when Stede falls into the company of the legendary, the notorious, the infamous – Blackbeard!?!

This comedy drama is suitable for all ages.

Performed by a Covid-safe cast of 6 this performance will be an exclusive preview of what will become a full cast performance by An Grianán Youth Theatre for Cruinniú na nÓG 2022. See it first this Culture Night.

From the same great team that brought you 2019’s open air Alice in Wonderland at Glenveagh and 2020’s immersive Bugsy Malone.

We don’t have any pirate treasure but there will be spot prizes of theatre gift vouchers for best pirate costumes in the audience.

Production Credits

Ciara Chernick – Stede
Saoirse Alleyene – Tucker/Edward
Yagmur Ekici – Pell/Julian/Allemby
Inan Ekici – Black Beard/Stede Jnr/Crew/Banker
Imogen McMahon – Barperson/Mary Jnr/Crew
Orla Fabisiak – Narrator/Wife/Crew/Guard

Ciara Chernick – Stede
Megan Lynch – Tucker/Edward
Orla Lloyd – Pell/Julian/Allemby
Jack Lydon – Barman/Mary Jnr/Crew
Eoin McGovern – Blackbeard/Banker/Stede Jnr/Crew
Niamh Langan– Narrator/Wife/Crew

Project coordinator: Nora Kavanagh
Writer: Niamh Langan
Editor: Karen Quinn
Director: Nora Kavanagh & Karen Quinn
Stage manager: Nora Kavanagh & Karen Quinn
Costume Design: Anne Marie Kilfeather
Lighting Design: Niall Cranney
Sound Design: Niall Cranney/ Peter Rose
Set Design: Robert Attewell
Sound operator: Pete Rose
Light operator: Sam Asilia
Crew: Nora Kavanagh & Karen Quinn

Download the official Culture Night programme here.

An Grianán Theatre Safety Measures

  • a maximum of 50 patrons are allowed into the show with a maximum of 6 people in any one group with 2 metre social distancing between each group.
  • Contactless e-ticketing
  • Social-distanced queuing, audience areas and staging
  • One-way systems
  • COVID-19 safety signage
  • Hand-sanitizer dispensers throughout the building
  • Wearing of face coverings by all  administration and technical staff
  • All patrons (except under 12s) to wear face coverings
  • Contact tracing

Want to join An Grianán Youth Theatre?

Classes resume soon – find out more here