31 March 2022 2:30 PM

National Express Coventry Pirates Of The Canal Basin 28

Pirates of the Canal Basin has teamed up with National Express Coventry to urge all landlubbers to come aboard for the upcoming show at Coventry Canal Basin this April.

As part of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture, Pirates of the Canal Basin is transforming the historic Coventry Canal Basin into a lively pirate harbour town, full of strange and wonderful wandering characters, with a stranded ship staging an epic show including live music and an aerial performance where pirates will discover what lies deep in the inky blackness of the canal.

From Thursday 21st April to Sunday 24th April 2022, EGO Performance Company’s diverse cast of performers aged 8 to 80 are bringing an inclusive, fun, outdoor experience to life with a jolly crew of pirates and an epic, swashbuckling adventure for all the family to enjoy.

Guided by a treasure map, scallywags can become seadogs at pirate school, witness a pirate court, and even get some grog at the pirate tavern. Shows start at 20:00 and tickets are on sail now for just £7. To book tickets, budding pirates just need to click here

Captain Cobbler said:

"Yo ho ho! I lead the best pirate crew in Coventry Canal Basin – named the Cobblers, after meself. Many years ago, a mighty rift did appear between the once powerful crew of my ship, The Lamont.  

“The other ‘alf of that crew, led by Captain Clam, ruined it fer all o’ us, when they made the fatal error of releasing the enormous, bloodthirsty... Oops, better be careful what I says. I’ll have to tell ye when ye get ‘ere.”

Chris Gibbens, Commercial Director at National Express Coventry, said:

“As a transport partner for Coventry UK City of Culture, National Express Coventry is a long-term supporter of the amazing programme of events happening right here in our city. We are delighted to be supporting Pirates of the Canal Basin this April!

“Just like culture, our buses are for everyone. So we’re saying Ahoy, Me Hearties! And All Hand Hoy! With a huge network of fully accessible bus services and great value tickets for families, hopping on one of our buses really is one of the easiest and cheapest ways for everybody to enjoy this wonderful immersive show at Coventry’s Canal Basin.”

All shows will have British Sign Language, captions and audio descriptions available. National Express Coventry’s 13, 13A, 16, 20, 20A, 20B, 20C, and 58 bus services serve stops right by Coventry Canal Basin, with many more serving the city centre, just a short walk away. Families can grab a £4 group ticket for up to five people travelling together. Full details of bus timetables and tickets are available at nxbus.co.uk/coventry

Pirates of the Canal Basin has been co-produced by Coventry City of Culture Trust and Coventry-based inclusive theatre company EGO Performance Company in collaboration with NoFit State Circus. The event is being supported by National Express Coventry, Arts Council England and the Canal & River Trust. 

Full details of the Pirates of the Canal Basin event are available at https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/pirates-of-the-canal-basin/.

To find out more about EGO Performance Company visit www.egoperformance.co.uk.

Full details of National Express Coventry bus tickets and timetables are available at nxbus.co.uk/coventry.