The Pirate Prince

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Hamish, the Scottish Pirate King, has returned to the Caribbean Island after twenty five years absence,  to dig up his buried treasure and retire. Imagine his horror when he discovers a building has been erected on the exact spot where the treasure is buried. His plan is to either buy or swindle the owners out of the property, recover his treasure and retire in comfort.

 

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Plot / Synopsis

 

Hamish, the Scottish Pirate King, has returned to the Carribean Island after twenty five years absence,  to dig up his buried treasure and retire. Imagine his horror when he discovers a building has been erected on the exact spot where the treasure is buried. His plan is to either buy or swindle the owners out of the property, recover his treasure and retire in comfort.

 

Gin Gin High School QLD. Very well received. Patrons are still talking about the show. A real winner. Many thanks….

 

Of course nothing goes as planned. The inhabitants are not pleased to see the return of the pirates. The pirates are not happy to see the captain retiring, and competition for the newly vacated captain’s position is fierce... to say the least. Hilarious consequences develop when Hamish decides to open a night club on the Island, with the help of some “Volunteers” from the audience.

 

The play is set in two acts, on a beach on a small island somewhere in the Caribbean. The set remains the same for the entire production.

 A very simple set will suffice, as the play is meant to be portable, extremely suitable for theater restaurant or dinner theater, and would tour well. The choice of music is entirely up to the director, but I would suggest a Calypso theme will give best results.

 

 Song titles suggested are only an indication of the type of music that would suit the scene. Some of the music may be omitted or you may put in extra musical numbers to suit your cast.

 

 

                                               

Most of the musical selections are either duets or chorus numbers.

Liza, Henry and Caleb are required to sing solo.

 

At the discretion of the director more or less music may be used, according to the availability of musicians, cast capability etc.

                       

ACT ONE

1.  Banana Boat Song.           (Caleb and Henry)

 

2.  There’s a Hole in the Bucket, Dear Liza. (Liza  and Henry)

 

3.    Matilda (Caleb with audience .)

 

4.  Rum and Coca Cola. (Matilda, Ruth, Betty, Caleb.)

 

5.  Highland Fling (Music only, Audience participation.) )

 

6.  Island in the Sun.   (Full Cast with natives.)

 

 

ACT TWO

7.   With Cat Like Tread.......  (Pirates)

 

8.    Brown eyed Girl Caleb, Matilda and chorus.

 

9.   Shame and Scandal in the Family (Liza solo)

 

10.  The Pirate King (Full Cast with pirates.)

 

11. Jamaican Farewell (Encore or exit music, Full Cast.)

 

N.B.     This script is text only. Music is of your own choosing and copyright permission , if applicable, should be sought for any music used in your production. Titles listed here are suggestions only as to the type of music suitable.

 

 

Cast

 

CAST:-  Roughly in order of appearance….

 

The Islanders

 

Caleb ………..........…. Son of Liza and Henry (early twenties)

 

Henry…..................................…Partner of Liza. (Middle aged)

 

Liza….................................. Partner of Henry. (  Middle aged)

 

Valief….  Voodoo Guru,   Soothsayer, Island Mystic  (Female)

 

Matilda ………….. Daughter of Valief. (Teenage to twenties)

 

The Pirates

 

Hamish ……………….........................  Scottish Pirate King.

 

Mick .......................................  Pessimistic, mournful  Pirate.

 

Ruthless Ruth………...................................... Ruthless  Pirate.

 

Busty Betty………..........................................Blonde Pirate.

 

 

Optional….     Chorus of Pirates. Banana cutters, islanders., may be included it you have the cast members to fill these roles.

 

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Production Costs

12.5% of Box Office Gross. Minimum $110 per performance. Scripts are $17.50 each or $165 for a licence to photocopy.