Swashbuckling pupils’ pirate play

Ripley Junior School
Ripley Junior School

Youngsters from Ripley Junior School took to the high seas for an enjoyable spoof of a Disney favourite.

The year six pupils, all aged between ten and 11 had parents in stitches with its end of term performance, Pirates of the Curry Bean, based on Pirates of the Caribbean.

Ripley Junior School

Ripley Junior School

The plot saw leading male, Lewis James, playing the buccaneering Stanley Periwinkle in the adventure.

He began the story washed up on the island of Lumbago, in the sea of Sciatica after being lost at sea.

Stanley’s wife Pearl, played by Tilly Hawkins, along with their children Jack and Liza, played by Luke Jaques and Millie Nash, go to sea to find him. But the family were thwarted along their way by a band of dastardly pirates led by the notorious Redbeard, played by Lillie Brocklehurst.

Luckily, the crew of the Crunchy Frog were on hand to save the day and fight off Redbeard’s mutineering gang .

Ripley Junior School

Ripley Junior School

Captain Cod, played by Sam Clifton, and Admiral Hornhonker, played by Josef Howl, battled with the pirates to free the imprisoned family

And all ends well as Stanley Periwinkle is reunited with wife and children thanks to the heroic Crunchy Frog crew. Headteacher at the school Martyn Fearn said the packed house of parents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the show by the young stars.