Our theme for this year's carnival entry was 'Pirates'.
The challenge was to provide an eight and a half
minute stage show for a traditional masculine
idea with three quarters of the participates being
Only four songs were used, 'Shiver
my Timbers', 'Sailing for Adventure', 'Cabin Fever',
and 'A Professional Pirate' (the last of which
gave us our entry title).
The costumes were all slightly different
incorporating a multitude of styles and colours,
the girls' costumes being a feminine version of
their male counterparts, and of course, being
pirates everyone had to have a sword.
The set initially starts out as
a treasure island, with cast members coming through
the audience with treasure chests to be buried,
then 'all change' before the audience eyes it
becomes a boat and 'cabin fever' sets in. Everybody
goes mad. The scene goes dark and an illuminated
silhouette of a boat mesmerises, but all is not
lost as the Captain tells his tale and normality
is restored! Flags wave and the cannons blast.
Our challenge was achieved, everyone
worked hard, not just the cast but all those individuals
involved and at times it was not easy, but we
wanted to enjoy ourselves and we did just that.
the Papers say:-
Songs, Fabulous Costumes and Great Scenery were
provided by Cavaliers CC with Professional Pirates.
The lights on the pirate ship were an impressive
sight and the Cavaliers entrance through the audience
brought plenty of smiles. Going out with a bang
the club members were given plenty of applause."