About Pirates!

4 Stars

A treat for the heart and the senses

The Stage

4 Stars

Firm fun for the entire motley crew

Corr Blimey

4 Stars

Exciting, warm-hearted and perfectly inventive

The Courier UK

All a'board for Scottish Dance Theatre’s new family show: Pirates!

This December, join best friends Tom and Daisy as they are swept away into the world of Captain Sandy Rogers and her rowdy crew. Together, they will go on an unforgettable adventure featuring a bunch of slippery zombies, strange underwater creatures and a final, all-out duel with the wicked Admiral O’Greed!

In this story about identity and friendship not everything is what it seems, and the biggest treasure in the world could be right under your nose...

Featuring a playful mix of dance, theatre and storytelling, Pirates! is the latest creation of Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Joan Clevillé.

Join the Kindness Crew

Recruiting shipmates for the Kindness Crew now! This year, when purchasing tickets to our family show Pirates!, you will be offered the opportunity to add the cost of another ticket to your order. By making a donation to this Pay it Forward Scheme, you will help us extend our engagement and deepen our relationship with local schools and allow even more children to experience the joy and excitement of dance and movement. You can find out more about our work with schools and young people here.

Commissioned by The Place.

About the Artist

Led by Artistic Director Joan Clevillé, Scottish Dance Theatre creates dance that is engaging and engaged. Our Artistic Vision is driven by artistic exploration, learning, and a desire to connect with others.

'One of the most personable and versatile ensembles in British Dance' (The Times)

The company is one of the few full-time ensembles in the UK and is made up of a group of inquisitive and versatile dancers who have come from all over the world to work and create in our home at Dundee Rep.

Dance for the curious, made in Scotland.

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Cast and Creatives

Written and Directed: by Joan Clevillé
Joan Clevillé in collaboration with the dancers
Performers: Olivia Arizmendi, Kieran Brown, Ben McEwen, Luigi Nardone, Kassichana Okene-Jameson, Lara Peres Rocha, Faith Prendergast, Dylan Reid, Jessie Roberts-Smith, Kai Tomioka, Pauline Torzuoli, Sam Vaherlehto
Luke Sutherland
Costume and Set Design:
Matthias Strahm
Lighting Design:
Emma Jones
Robert Alan Evans
Voice Work:
Jean Sangster