Tuesday 27 March 1984 to Saturday 31 March 1984 (5 performances)
at Hampton Court Theatre, Hampton Court House, Surrey, United Kingdom
Ann Bonney, daughter of an Irish lawyer, who spent her childhood in Charleston, South Carolina, eloped with a smuggler, James Bonney. She soon tired of him and fell in love with a pirate "Calico" Jack Rackham, she turned her attention to the new,young, crewman, Mark Read, only to discover another women.
Mary Read's story also forms part of the play together with how the girls served on the same ship and were eventually brought to trial with Rackham and his fellow pirates. Although all the pirates were hung, Mary and Ann avoided the gallows; Mary died very soon after, in prison, of a fever whilst Ann lived on quietly for many years.The Women Pirates
by Steve Gooch
Music by Guy Wolfenden