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[29 Oct 2010|02:37pm]

CASTING CALL (Torbay, England) with award winning community theatre company.

Show:  The Barbary Pirates
Group: The South Devon Players (website    Facebook group)

Performances between April and August 2011 in the South Devon area. Including national theatre competition entry.

Performers required
We are looking for RELIABLE male and female performers to play pirates, convicts and bellydancers. You need to be aged 16 -116, live locally to be able to attend weekly rehearsals and workshops (Wednesdays 7.30 - 9pm) in Brixham. Free training in bellydance and/or stage combat included. Experience not required, but enthusiasm, regular attendance and effort are a must. Re-casting several roles due to timewasters. The project isnt paid but lots of free dance and combat training, with photographs, and references upon request, for future drama/ theatre studies all provided upon succesful completion of the "run".

About show...
Based on historical accounts, this story is of a group of Devon fisher-folk taken prisoner by a fleet of Barbary Corsairs, and their subsequent adventures.
Rehearsals are currently underway, applicants will be asked to join us at rehearsal and workshops for an evening, and if successful to attend from there on.

To be considered
You can contact me directly here, or through the website or facebook group as listed above.
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[19 Apr 2010|01:17pm]

The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed
Brixham, Devon, England

(Photo of last years main cast) 

* FREE SHOW* The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed * FREE SHOW*

The Trial Of Anne Bonney & Mary Reed
May 2nd 2010, 4pm sharp.
Brixham Old Fishquay

No tickets required. Free to all (donations in the buckets are welcome but not compulsory).

Written based on court records, this play tells the story of two of historys most notorious female pirates, and thier trial. Action, drama and humour take to the stage in this re-telling of thier story, during Brixham Pirate Festival. Suitable for all the family. Open air show although there is cover if damp.

There are no tickets bookable for this. There are a limited amount of seats available, last year we did the show and there were a mixture of people sitting and standing. If you want to be sure of a seat, it may be worth bringing a folding chair, or a cushion to be on the safe side.

Please note that there is gunfire in the show, pets are welcome, but please note that some may be upset by the shots being fired. (loud sudden noises).

To work out directions for finding us, the postcode is TQ5 8AW. It is the covered area close to the town tourist information centre and the Golden Hind. There will be events happening all day, please ask festival officials on the day to point one of us out if you have any queries, members of our group will be present all day at the festival.
Contact us via our site with earlier enquiries   or contact us via our new LJ community sdp_theatre  
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[18 Feb 2010|06:29pm]


The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed stage play
Being performed (last two performances before we move on to a play about a highwayman) by the South Devon Players Community Theatre company... (sdp_theatre / http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com)

At Teignmouth Drama Festival, at  the Carlton Theatre, Teignmouth  - Sunday  March 12th (evening) 2010

At Brixhams Pirate Festival - Sunday May 2nd 2010 (Brixham Fishmarket), 4pm. The Pirate Festival show is free entry to all.

Both UK venues.

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To All Pirates Seeking A Crew [26 Aug 2009|01:12pm]

'Ello All!

Recently, myself and some mates decided to start our own pirate crew/group.

We arrr sailin' across the cyber seas, lookin' for some fellow pirates t' come join us on our ventures.

We tend to travel to different events (such as faires and cons), with our home port being Pennsic War. Right now, we are mostly based on the east coast of the states, but if ye are lookin' t' join a crew, regardless of where you are located, we would be glad to have ye!

-If you are interested in joining or want more information, send me a message and I'll answer any questions and provide ye with a link to our website/forum.-

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[11 Jul 2009|11:43am]

In a small town in Devon, England... a theatre show of piratical nature

Other versions of the poster at http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll1/that_darn_elf/pirates%201/posta2.jpg and http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll1/that_darn_elf/pirates%201/posta1.jpg .

A newly written show of the trial of two real life Eighteenth Century lady pirates.... With re-enactments, and the seized pirates being brought into town in chains earlier in afternoon for pre-show re-enactments, all done by the Brixham - based South Devon Players theatre company (I am one of the two co founders :) ) http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com
This show co-incides with one of Brixhams' Pirate Thursdays (a full day of pirate themed events, dressing up and fun for all ages run by www.brixhambuccaneers.co.uk). While our show takes place in the evening as shown on the poster, look out for the capture of Rackhams crew taking place earlier in the day as a street theatre/re-enactment prologue.
Photo of the cast taken on board the replica of the Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour .
Continue for some of our (un-edited) promo pictures of the cast.

The theatre company pirates, Photos by me Collapse )
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PyrateCon 2008 support [18 Jan 2008|12:20am]

Join us at PyrateCon 2008 when we give away full free issues of the Spring magazine to every guest and vendor at the convention! It's our way of saying thank you for your support as we continue on into our third year of publication and the only magazine created BY Pyrates FOR Pyrates!

Check out some of the Spring highlights with a full 16-page PyrateCon highlight including maps, itinerary, background information, and a with a "one-on-one" session with Scarlott Harlott, our Grand Marshall of PyrateCon 2008! (no, this has nothing to do with how hot she thought my tattoo was in LA the other weekend. . LOL. . . we're just friends.)

I have to give credit to good friend Clay and Capt. Dave who gave me one killer tattoo with The Pyrates Way logo dead center of the art. . . doesn't get more pyratical than that!

Back to PyrateCon. . . . The Pyrates Way caravan of vehicles leaves Delaware to MD then DC and onward to an overnight in Roanoke, VA. The we're on the road to Nashville for another overnight (and to kidnap the best wench photographer in the world, Craig) then in The Big Easy a day early to help the PyrateCon folks set up. We give back to the pyratin' community in every way possible.

The Pyrates Way will be set up in the main lobby next to the registration booth with our own animatronic robot "Aaaargyle" who has been heard from in the magazine but never seen before! Subscribers get to pull FREE booty from our huge treasure chest which includes prizes like DVDs, Pyrate Toys, Glasses, free subscriptions, and even $100 in cash!

We'll also be sponsoring both the Pyrate and Wench of the YEAR contests with prizes, trophies and the chance for each winner to see themselves on the cover of America's premier pyrate magazine. . . THE PYRATES WAY.

The Pyrates Way is also giving a portion of our ad revenue from the Spring issue to the charities of PyrateCon 2008 and including subscription/back issues packs as auction items AND giving FOUR original acrylic paintings to be auctioned! Each one of these paintings has been or will be the back cover to The Pyrates Way magazine! (including Autumn07, Winter07-08, Spring08, & Summer08 issues). Own a piece of pyrate history when you bid on any of these great items for a great cause!

But our Spring Issue just begins with PyrateCon 2008. . . we also include the history of Jean Lefitte. . . . an article about where New Orleans folks go for the best food. . . sights of pyracy outside of pyratecon to see. . . and as we've been giving you for three years. . . Hot Wenches (five beautiful ladies who don't need a lot of Photoshop to be beautiful), A feature about a rum you might not know of, Re-Enactor's Corner, The most up-to-date and authentic pyrate events calendar anywhere, reviews of pyrate DVDs, Music, Books (and in Summer, we'll begin reviewing pyrate websites!), Crosswords, Jokes & Cartoons in our Lollygag section, and a Final Salvo dedicated to West Coast pyrates who've claimed just a piece of this old pyrate's heart.

All that plunder for FREE with your PyrateCon 2008 ticket. . . and that's just what we're offering. . . imagine all the other entertainment, lectures, food, rum, dancing, blackpowder, swords, wench auctions and an invasion of the French Quarter by all of our pyrate brethren.

I could go on, but my screen is covered in white-out.

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Ahoy [08 Dec 2006|10:55pm]

[ mood | über-excited ]

1) December 31 is the cut off for subscriptions which include the "plank owner" certificates and I.D. cards for the magazine. . . at that point they ALL go into the fire pit. There will be NO MORE of them!

2) December 20th is the cut off for the special ad price for the winter issue which will be the first issue to hit barnes and nobel, borders, etc. . . the magazine for that issue will be 32 pages more without a change in cover price. . but will be the last to have the original cover price! (GO FOR IT. . . get your AD in now!)

3) There are so many new and improved items in The Pyrates Way, we can't list them all! Editorial, Art, Photography, Fiction, Comics, Crossword, Ads, Classifieds, Opinions, History, Information, Education, Stories, and even a special "find all the "FSM" prizes of three vials of REAL gold to the top three subscribers who can spot all the FSM background images in this issue! Don't know what FSM'ism is? Then subscribe NOW!

So there you go m'mates. . . all that and more POTC info to boot. . . .the folks who buy our second, expanded-yet-at-the-same-price issue are in for a HUGE treat!. . .and all you subscribers will get some MORE free booty in the next issue!

We plan to have it into your hands by mid-February and it will be on "the streets" probably a week after th

at (it's in Ingram's hands). . . we can't wait. . . you pirates will be über-impressed!

Steve "Sir Black Fox" Kimball
Publisher, The Pyrates Way

[04 Dec 2006|03:31pm]

[ mood | über-excited ]

Big PYRATES WAY news (Xposted everywhere)

Who says we can't get into Borders and Barnes & Nobles? I just signed the ppwk and Ingram Periodicals will be distributing our own Pyrates Way to thousands of bookstores nationwide starting with our Winter issue!

How GREAT is that?

All I did was send them a copy of the first issue and they LOVED it! Thanx to everyone for helping us achieve this kind of initial success!


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Look at me Booty! [03 Nov 2006|06:43am]

[ mood | creative ]

Ahoy, mateys!

While I've been stuck in port, waitin' for repairs on me ship, I've been designin' these here little treasures for yer entertainment. Take a look, if you so please... me Jolly Roger was drawn by artist Chris Ford, an' he did a mighty fine job of it too! (No plunderin' of the image, please!!)

Me fine shirts say things like:
"I'm a pirate. Want me booty?"
"So many pirates, so little time."
"Pirates get ALL the booty!"
"I <3 Pirates"
"Looking for pirate booty."
- and the ever-popular -
"Who needs RUM when you've got JACK?"

Ye can see all me items at the Pirate Booty section of BelleMarie's Boo-doir. Send me a missive an' let me know if you like 'em. (Or purchase some, so I can fix me ship!)

(I be hopin' that it is all right to post this here... if not, feel free to delete, and accept me apologies... xposted to all the pirate communities listed on me profile, with more apologies...)

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Piracy, my good friends. [01 Jul 2006|01:03pm]

[ mood | busy ]

HEY, I hope this is allowed. Thought you might be interested in some good ol' pirate RPing.

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The year is 1719 and governor of the Bahamas and former privateer Captain Woodes Rogers has issued a crackdown on piracy in all forms in the Caribbean. Rum runners, small time pirates, rogues, buccaneers, corsairs, all of them on the run from His Majesty’s Navy.

This is Under the Black Flag: A Pirate RPG

Now accepting applications at our out of character board! Game play starts on July 6th!

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[06 Oct 2005|11:21pm]

You Are A Pirate!
You Are A Pirate!

What Type Of Swashbuckler Are You?
brought to you by Maddog Varuka & Dawg Brown
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Let's make a fleet of it! [02 Oct 2005|08:19am]

[ mood | Mooooore coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ]

There be a change in the wind! See this post for details on the andabottleofrum revamp. A complete overhaul is in effect. And ahoymehearties is probably the only other pirate comm I'd consider posting this in. Bring me that horizon clear of elitist-teeny-tantrum turmoil!

Ze link! JOIN US!!!
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Just joined [18 Sep 2005|09:01pm]

[ mood | Positively scurrvish... ]

An' here be my contribution to 'Talk like a pirate day', via my brothers journal:

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Vulpine Imperium, a furry pirate RPG! [22 Jun 2005|10:59pm]



May the blessings of His Grace the Emperor tumble down upon
you like a Golden Fog!


VI is ©2003-2005 TERROUGE PRODUCTIONS and was created
by Retto

for a new experience in RPing? Come to the Vulpine Imperium, a furry RPG
set in the year 1725, full of sailing ships and insane Emperors! Foxes,
wildcats, stoats, ferrets, lizards, rats, and other vermin live together
aboard the four ships of the Imperial Navy: the Mar'kan's Glory,
The Golden Hide, The Blackship, and The Skeered
of Nothing

With lots of ways to role-play, Vulpine Imperium is a great place to improve
your RP skills, or practise those you've already got! With flash games,
and poetry, art, riddle, and story submissions you'll never get bored!
Vulpine Imperium is a great site for every style of RPer-- no knowledge
of fur-based characters, Redwall, or the year 1725 required!

This two-year-old community is currently seeking members to boost our
already-strong membership of between 50-100 active players! Crews on the
ships range from 20-40 players, or you can stay on land and open a shop.
VI is an all-age RPG, with players ranging in age from 11 to 45! All players
are welcome!

For more information, visit the site, email sarah@amael.com, or AIM SuperFairyGal!

This ad is being placed in a number of furry/art/pirate/rp related communities. I've checked all user info's for all of the communities to see if such an ad would be forbidden-- if I missed such a rule, please let me know and I will be happy to delete it. I will be sticking around in most of these communities after this ad, since I am a fur interested in pirates, as well as being an anthro artist, so don't think that I'm just advertising!
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Pirate Jesus. [15 Jun 2005|11:03pm]

Just found this, I thought it was amusing :)

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for more;
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[09 Jun 2005|12:36am]

Don't know if this has been posted before..

Davy Jones's locker (orig. posted June 2002)

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D'Oh [08 Jun 2005|04:54pm]

It was just revealed to me that this was actually a hoax... but a good one. A TV show dedicated to revealing the truth behind urban legends even fell for it. *sigh* it's still funny though. ^_^.

More info on that;
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[08 Jun 2005|09:38am]

My girlfriend found this and showed it to me, I thought it was pretty neat so I decided to share it with you all. What do you think? Think this actually has historical signifigance? Would this have been done more than once? By Blackbeard or anyone else for that matter?

Claim:   The nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' originated as a coded message used to recruit crew members for pirate ships.

Origins:   Many of us fondly recall the rhyming ditties we learned as children, such as "Jack Be Nimble" and "The Farmer in the Dell." But how many of us realize that several of our most fondly-recalled nursery rhymes (e.g., "A Tisket, A Tasket" and "Little Jack Horner") were not mere nonsense songs, but actually originated as coded references to such dark events as plagues and religious persecution? Such was the case with another childhood favorite, "Sing a Song of Sixpence."
For those unfamiliar with this ditty, let's start by offering its lyrics:

Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie

When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing
Was that not a tasty dish
To set before a king?
The King was in his counting house
Counting out his money
The Queen was in the parlor
Eating bread and honey

The Maid was in the garden
Hanging out the clothes
When down came a blackbird
And snapped off her nose!

Line by line analysis of the songCollapse )

Cross-Posted to various pirate/age of sail communities.
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[16 May 2005|01:51pm]

Ahoy and all that jazz. My name is Chad, and if you couldn't tell, I'm new here. I find pirates very interesting, and enojy seperating the myth from the reality (though the myth tends to be more exciting). Anyhow, I'll get to the point. I've decided to make a pen and paper roleplaying game about pirates, and I'm looking for ideas. I figured the best way to find out what would make the game fun would be to ask other fans of pirates what they would like to see. Even if you don't roleplay (and I'm fairly sure the majority of you don't), I'd appreciate any ideas you could fire at me from a cannon. I'm sure someone out there will manage to think of something I've totally overlooked, so any input is valuable.

I look forward to my time here and hope to enjoy my stay. :D
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o.0 [07 Apr 2005|10:20am]

Date to remember:
Sept. 19th
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