Setting sail with Captain Sprout

Families are set to join Freddie and his teddy Mr Roo at Derby LIVE's Guildhall Theatre in this year's festive adventure to save Christmas from the most dastardly Captain Sprout.

Sunday, 24th July 2016, 6:00 am

Building on past successes, the Buxton-based theatre company Babbling Vagabonds will be returning for a fourth year to tell the story of Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates.

The Derby LIVE co-produced family show will run from December 8-28 at the city’s Guildhall Theatre, with tickets now on sale priced £11 – £13.

It’s the night before Christmas and Freddie and Mr Roo are settling down for bed, having set a trap to catch Father Christmas. Little do they know that they will be catching something very different and before long be on an adventure across the high seas to save Christmas. Songs, lighting effects and shadow puppets will make this a fantastic family show.

Captain Sprout is a complete bad egg, a hater of anyone having fun and especially Christmas.

His plan is to take on the world and pillage everything Christmassy, starting with the stockings and mince pies and even the tinsel.

The Grinch and Scrooge are nothing, when pirates decide that Christmas is not happening there is no stopping them and Captain Sprout is the scariest, deadliest and badi-est pirate that has ever sailed the seas.

Travel with Freddie from his bedroom to the bottom of the sea, meeting lots of characters along the way including Miss Fishybottom, the Kraken and of course Captain Sprout’s treacherous pirates.

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