August 25, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off


Following a highly successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass sets sail on a UK tour.

Les Petits Theatre Company (Adventures in Wonderland) return to the high seas after their hugely successful and award-winning Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs (winner of the Primary Times Children’s Choice Award 2012) rollicked the rigging and spliced the mainbrace!

The Magic Cutlass is the hugely anticipated sequel based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.

The shining eyes and smiling faces of all around me were confirmation of a job very well done by the cast of this very entertaining production (Primary Times).

When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school play their old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps the children forcing them to hunt for the elusive Magic Cutlass – a sword that grants the holder any wish. The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages. It’s all aboard, me hearties, for a real life pirate adventure!

Will fearless Flinn be able to outwit the pirate dinosaurs? Will Pirate Pearl be brave enough to battle the dangerous dinos and will terrified Tom be back in time for tea? All aboard for a non-stop action-packed theatrical experience with live music by the amazing Tom Recknell and dastardly dinosaur puppets by the genius Max Humphries!

Writer Oliver Lansley comments, We have had such fun revisiting the world of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs – this show is even bigger, better and sillier than the first. We have a ten-foot Tyrannosaurus rex, an exploding sausage machine and an actual magic cutlass – what’s not to love? The show has been selling out and receiving rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and we can’t wait to take it on tour.

Lansley co-wrote BBC2’s Whites starring Alan Davies and is currently working on the new series of E4’s Misfits. He is also an established actor having played Kenny Everett in the BAFTA-winning show Best Possible Taste where he was nominated for Best Actor at the RTS Awards. Lansley is a past winner of Channel 4’s 4-Talent Awards ‘Multi-talented’ award and was previously named one of the Broadcast Hotshot’s by Broadcast magazine.

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass is brought to life by Les Petits, the exciting children’s theatre company from the team behind internationally-acclaimed theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles (Dinner at the Twits, The Game’s Afoot and Alice’s Adventures Underground). Les Petits transport the Les Enfants Terribles’ aesthetic to their family-friendly shows to create a production which is enjoyed by adults and children alike.


Tour dates

24th September Folkestone Quarterhouse
49 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1BN

25th September Old Market
The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS

29th September Empire Theatre
Front Street, Consett, DH8 5AB

1st October Margate Theatre
Royal Addington Street, Margate, CT9 1PW

2nd October White Rock Theatre
White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JX

4th October Redbridge Drama Centre
Churchfields, E18 2RB

7th October Forum Theatre
Queensway, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, TS23 2LJ

8th October Waterside Arts Centre
1 Waterside Plaza, Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF

11th October Uppingham School
Uppingham Theatre, 32 Stockerston Road, LE15 9UD

15th October The Wash
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS

16th October Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1JL

18th October The Acorn
Parade Street, Penzance, TR18 4BU

21st October EM Forster
Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, TN9 1JP

23rd October Hazlitt Theatre
Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PL

24th October Mansfield Palace
Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG18 1NG

25th October Westcliff Palace Theatre
430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9LA

27th October Darwen Library Theatre
Knott Street, Darwen, BB3 3BU

29th October The Mumford Theatre
Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

30th October Birmingham Town Hall
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ

3rd November The Welfare
Ystradgynlais, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1JJ

4th November Tallesin Arts Centre
Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PZ

5th November Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

6th November Wales Millenium Centre
Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

12th November Stantonbury Theatre
Stantonbury Arts and Leisure, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN

13th November Arts Depot
5 Nether Street, London, N12 0GA

16th November Square Chapel
10 Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG

19th November The Atkinson
Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

26th November Leighton Buzzard Library
Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1RX

27th November Royal Hippodrome
108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3PF