Novanda Productions presents

Bonny & Read

Wednesday 11th May


Our voyage isn’t for the faint- hearted”  

Based on Daniel Defoe’s account of the trials of Captain Rackham and his pirate crew in Jamaica in 1720, history meets myth in this real-life story of the remarkable, cross-dressing women pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and their fateful encounter with the infamous Jack Rackham, also known as Calico Jack.  

Bonny & Read depicts the circumstances that led these two women to disguise themselves as men, go out to sea, and join the notoriously male-dominated world of piracy. An epic voyage of twists and turns is a story of exceptional female bravery, adventure, and survival against all odds.  

Bonny & Read is a new musical play with book and lyrics by Claire Novello, music composed by Frederick Appleby, and directed by award-winning director Kenneth Michaels.  


Run time: 120 minutes

Age recommendation: 12+


This production is part of Brighton Fringe


Full Price £15

Concession £12.50



Wed 11th May6pm7pm