Yo Ho Ho! Swashbuckling fun in Hastings as Here Be Monsters sets sail next month

Here Be Monsters at the White Rock Theatre in February 2016
Here Be Monsters at the White Rock Theatre in February 2016

Set sail with this fearsome crew

Join the villainous Captain Cut-Throat and his fearsome crew as they set sail through monster-infested waters in search of a mysterious island crammed with jewels and gem stones.

The Captain is certain that “monsters simply don’t exist,” but as they near the island and the mist closes in around them, his crew are not so sure.

This is a thrilling new musical adventure, performed by five talented actor musicians who bring this exciting story to life.

It has been created by Robin Belfield and Simon Slater who adapted Here Be Monsters based on the delightful children’s story by Jonathan Emmett.

Designer Rachel Fox has created a colourful multi-level set representing the deck of a pirate ship complete with a skull and crossbones flag.

The versatile, energetic cast — who are Eloise Secker, Josh Sneesby, Lauren Storer, Ben Tolley and Toby Vaughan — are accomplished actor-musicians playing a variety of instruments including accordion, banjo, guitars and a drum box.

Their characters include Stinky O’Bleary, whose problems with wind cause much hilarity, and then there is Sneaky McSqueaky, the rat, and two other dastardly pirates.

This is a captivating show for children and all the family with plenty of laughs and audience participation. Call box office on 01424 462288.