Under the Black Flag...

Shakespeare's Globe
Bankside, London, England 0
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Simon Bent's new play Under the Black Flag: The Early Life, Adventures and Pyracies of the Famous Long John Silver before he lost his leg is set around the historical pirate republic of Rabat, following the execution of Charles I and the installation of Cromwell and the new Commonwealth. This wild tale of high seas and low politics exposes the class hatreds and religious hypocrisy of the 17th century as John Silver and his motley crew of disaffected radicals seek freedom on the seas, under a pirate flag. Roxana Silbert directs. The production features bare flesh and filthy language.

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