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As the old sailor's adage goes, a woman on board invites bad luck, a superstition that turned out to be true for the enemies of notorious pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. As quick to draw their cutlasses as they were to fall in love, Anne and Mary sailed the Caribbean leaving a trail of looted treasure, outfoxed law enforcement, and treacherous ex-lovers (suitably dealt with) in their wake.

Born hundreds of miles apart, both Anne and Mary were disguised as boys in their childhoods to escape poverty, propriety and disgrace, only to find freedom on the high seas. Anne, a poor fit for polite society, kicks her treacherous husband to the curb to turn pirate with the dashing Captain Jack. Meanwhile, Mary endures navy and army life disguised as a boy before being captured by pirates.

When Mary and Anne’s worlds collide a love affair between the two ensues and adventure beckons - the Governor and Anne’s spurned husband continue to hunt them across the oceans, but even the shadow of the gallows couldn’t darken the blazing spirits of these incredible women somehow mostly forgotten by history.

This series explores themes of equality, freedom, love and survival. Ultimately it is a story about the determination to live fully and freely without the limitation of gender, class or society - a life without restraint.

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A lovely romp.

Loved it. Very enjoyable. The storyline was quick witted and the characters fun to follow along till the end.

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great play

captivating story. some rich history there. loved "mary read"! her voice n accent were awesome!

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Fantastic Podcast

This pirate tale was gripping and had a complex story line. The full cast and background sounds made the story come to life!

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Pirates

A really fun portrayal of Anne Bonney and Mary Reid, women making it in the male world of piracy.

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very fun story line keeps you engaged!

the story is read almost like a movie where you have background noises and sounds of what's going on. it was unique and I liked it a lot.