Theatre Review: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Captain Flinn. Pic: Comp
Captain Flinn. Pic: Comp
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BASED on the award-winning book of the same name by Giles Andreae, this is the story of a young boy named Flinn who goes on a fantastical adventure with his friends.

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McEwan Hall

Aimed at an audience of 3-10 years, the seats were filled with children (many of them boys, which is no surprise, given the subject matter) who seemed to know exactly what to expect.

One little boy two seats away from me had his copy of the book with him, and sat reading it until the lights went down.

Flinn’s adventure begins when he discovers Captain Stubble crying in the art cupboard at school, and he and his friends help him retrieve the ship that has been stolen by pirates who just happen to be dinosaurs.

It takes a while to get to the really exciting bits. The highlight of the show for my son and I was Flinn’s teacher, Miss Pie.

The stage in the McEwan Hall is already quite high, and the set of this show has the performers higher still. We were sitting several rows back and had to strain our necks to see what was going on.

I wouldn’t have enjoyed being any further forward.

Until 26 August