The Night Pirates at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Tom hates bedtime. It is so boring. But one night he hears a noise outside. There are girl pirates trying to steal the front of his house (to disguise their pirate ship, obviously). Tom and the fearless girl pirates embark on an adventure to find the naughty grown-up pirates who have been going around town stealing priceless objects. And this is the story of The Night Pirates, now on at the Rose Theatre Kingston.

Yesterday I took Dubz and Moozles to Kingston to watch this fearless and fun family show. Dubz is five so he loves all things pirates. At nine, Moozles was not fussed about going until she found out that there were girl pirates. We love a bit of girl power so we were excited to see some females taking charge.

The hallmark of a good family show is that it is interactive. Children and parents get involved and have more fun. There was singing and dancing with the audience which the children all loved. Who doesn’t love shouting pirate phrases and doing silly pirate dancing?!

Moozles and I regularly go to the theatre to see shows. We haven’t been to a show with Dubz for about a year as he tends to kick seats and talk. But this was the first show that Dubz was quiet for. He adored the show and even asked to see it again. The ultimate compliment!

The Night Pirates is a popular children’s book, written by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright, and adapted for stage. It is aimed at children up to the age of six but my nine-year old enjoyed it. The show is on at the Rose Theatre Kingston until the 16 September, with multiple showings each day. You can book your tickets here.



We were invited to watch The Night Pirates for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.




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