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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Now extended, the fun show at uShaka Marine World’s Upper Deck is a foot stomping, sing-along pirate party of note.

The Buccaneers is a shipshape, light-hearted musical and interactive dinner experience featuring musical gems like the McCulley’s Workshop song that shares its name with the show, traditional Irish number Whisky In the Jar (Thin Lizzy / Metallica), Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough (Michael Jackson), Ready to Run (Dixie Chicks) and sailor jigs aplenty.

Like its Predecessor, Born in the RSA, The Buccaneers doesn’t follow the traditional supper theatre format, allowing for plenty of ad-libbing and audience participation. On arrival, guests can choose one item of pirate apparel – an eye patch, kerchief or a hook – and then prepare to find themselves sword-fighting, deck-swabbing and treasure hunting before they can yell Ship Ahoy!

Hosted by Captain Bess and her comely wenches (who just happen to serve up a few drinks before taking to the stage), the show is gatecrashed by a rowdy bunch of hard-drinking, sword-fighting pirates. That means a rollicking experience for the whole family

Now extended to October 16, The Buccaneers stars Bandile Hlope, Rory Booth, Brendon Mendez, Krystle Temmerman and Lyle Buxton and runs every Friday and Saturday. Tickets R169 include a buffet dinner and show with complimentary cocktail on arrival. Booking is via Computicket. More information on 031 328 8107.