THE RUBBISH PIRATES

 

WATERFORD ATTACKED!

 

Waterford Youth Arts joined forces with Croydon Youth Theatre (London), to present a fantastic piece of street theatre at the 2008 Spraoi festival. They performed a piece entitled The Rubbish Pirates, created and directed by Nicholas Kavanagh of MooCow Theatre. The Cast was made up of 32 young people aged between 15 and 23 years. The show was sponsored by the Environment section of Waterford City Council and aimed to highlight the need for more recycling and, more importantly, to reduce the amount of needless waste sent to landfill sites.

 

All the costumes for the piece were made from waste products and recyclables, which were designed and created by Clare Horgan and Nicholas Kavanagh.

THE RUBBISH PIRATES

Smog. Nothing left but thick black smog - mountain upon mountain of waste. The earth’s inhabitants are nothing more than a gang of scavengers. It’s the year 2060. A war has ignited between the Fordrawtes and the Yordnocs, rival new-age pirates. These one-time friends, now foes, are known and feared as ruthless Rubbish Pirates. They rage through towns and cities claiming waste mountains and slaves, who must sort the waste. A portal has been discovered, making time travel possible. The Fordrawtes and the Yordnocs have set sail for Waterford in the year 2008, where they will raid our wheelie bins, skips and landfills, transforming their findings into weapons and armour, for a glorious battle. They will meet face to face in the city centre where only one band of pirates will leave victorious.The Rubbish Pirates was performed twice over the Spraoi festival.

CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW OF REHEARSAL (PHOTOS BY PADDY DWAN)

CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW WITH PHOTOS BY SHANE GAVIN

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