FRINGE WORLD!Nominated for Best Children's Event 2017Children's Event

Daily from 19th to 27th Janruary!

Pirates!! is a choose-your-own adventure story that takes a group of children on an imaginary journey in search of real treasure. The show has run successfully at FRINGE WORLD for the past three years and in 2019 will be appearing at three different venues around Perth:

  • 10:15am at Fremantle Esplanade near the Playground
  • 12:30pm at Heathcoat Pirate Ship Playground in Applecross
  • 4:00pm at Yagan Square in Perth, up the top near the playground.

So if ye be fearless treasure hungry pirates join Captains Boots and Redbeard as they sail through the uncharted seas of your imagination. Join these two fearsome yet friendly pirates, tie on a bandanna and sail to wherever you can imagine.

Tickets: Pay As You Feel, first come first serve.
Places are limited so please arrive early.


Boots and Red Beard seamlessly switch between narration and reacting to the children's imaginative input, leading the adventure with youthful exuberance while also maintaining a careful watch ensuring the crew don't run too far ahead or lag too far behind in their glee to fight imaginary foes. Not everything is imaginary though, the children get to find authentic glass bottles containing beautifully produced maps that give accurate latitude and longitude for the location of the pirates booty. Boots and Red Beard fall out over who will find the treasure first and have a real sword fight ala Pirates of the Caribbean before realizing that only by working together will they will find the treasure. The show ends with a message about sharing as each participant receives their portion of the chocolate treasure.

Jesse (Captain Boots) has been leading imaginary adventures for most of his life and began his professional career as a storyteller in 2006. Over the last 11 years he's performed at schools, libraries, parties and festivals, toured regionally to Katanning and the South West from Harvey to Dunsborough and had stories filmed by the Department of Education to make into to teaching and learning materials. He is vice-president of the Storytelling Guild of Australia (WA), producer of the 'Story Circuit' a traditional storytelling performance for adults, and a qualified childcare professional (Dip Children's Services)

Alex (Redbeard) is a classically trained cellist with a passion for improvisation and velvet smoking jackets. He has been a member of the medieval reenactment group The Grey Company since 2009 and regularly performs with them throughout the year. While studying medieval history at UWA last year Alex performed a comedic rendition of Gawain and the Green knight starring as Gawain. In addition to his acting and swordplay Alex regularly performs with the Tealeaf Troubadours, a local four piece, combining folk tales, poetry and music. He also teaches cello to a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced players.