Pirate Princess, The

Pirate Princess, The

By Barbara Gloudon
Pirate ship
Cast total: 
Male cast: 
Female cast: 


The Pirate Princess is set aboard a pirate ship where the notorious John Rackman, alias Calico Jack, leads a band of recalcitrants in his plunder of merchant ships and towns.
Also on board are the famous women pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read cunningly dressed as men. In songs and colourful spectacle the Pirate Princess recounts the exploits of
the pirates and the gradual revelation of the women's true identity.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Alphonsia Emmanuel Anne Bonny
John Rackham Vernon Nesbeth
Doña Croll Mary Read
Eddie Nestor Pirate / Old Man
Junior A Walker William
Milton Godfrey Seaside Harry
Connie Thomas Cecline
Susan Harper-Browne Lilian
Vivienne  Rochester Old Woman
Doreen Ingleton Clarice
Production Team:
Alby James Director
Paulette Randall Director
Clarinda Salandy Designer
Felix Cross Composer / Musical Director


Type Code
Programme Black Cultural Archives, Ephemera/79

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript TTC/5/1/104 V&A Theatre and Perfomance Collection
Press Cuttings THM/77/1/13 V&A Theatre and Perfomance Collection  
Programme BCA/Ephemera/79 Black Cultural Archives
Playscript MPS 3073 British Library
Programme TFP062 Future Histories - Black Performance and Carnival Archive