Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

Presented by Pareidolia Theatre

Amelia Earhart has been missing for 81 years.
Emmy thinks this is wrong. She intends to rescue her hero.
Frustrated by the limitations of her life, she intends to build, sail and fight her way to Amelia. It will be dangerous. It will be beautiful.

Woman! Pilot! Pirate? looks at just how far one person will go to rescue their hero. As a new world of pirate ships and haunting music unfolds around her, Emmy’s fantasies start to become real. Will her adventure take her to her long-lost hero, or to somewhere else entirely?

Created by Pareidolia, a theatre company that supports disabled (and non-disabled) artists to create what they want, on their terms. Woman! Pilot! Pirate? offers a dive into the power of imagination and the right for anyone to make the world their own, using live music, innovative eco-friendly set design and stunning visuals. This is a show about escaping ourselves and our world, in the hope of finding truth.

The entire run of Woman! Pilot! Pirate? (27th February to 3rd March) will be captioned.

Woman! Pilot! Pirate? will be captioned via handheld captioning equipment for those who are d/Deaf, and hard of hearing via The Difference Engine. This will make the show more accessible to those who are hard of hearing, d/Deaf or for audiences who struggle with spoken English. The Difference Engine allows captions from Woman! Pilot! Pirate? to be sent directly to your smart phone (android and apple phones).

(Note: This is not a replacement for BSL and we understand that it will not be appropriate for all d/Deaf audiences)

Theatre & Performance
Varies27 Feb — 03 Mar
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Member OfferMultimediaMusicPuppetry
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About the company

Pareidolia Theatre

Pareidolia represents, collaborates and creates with a number of emerging disabled artists. This broad definition includes D/deaf people, visually impaired people, and those with mental health issues. It strives to support individuals’ needs and requirements throughout the rehearsal process while creating engaging theatre without constraints; artists and their work are not defined by their requirements, and their creativity is not either. Our inclusive approach ensures that any artist that works with us, disabled or non-disabled, can fulfil their potential in a safe and supportive environment. Pareidolia was created by Grace Lyons Hudson and Owain Talbot, disabled artists working across the performing arts.


Performer/Set Designer: Grace Lyons Hudson
Performer/Musical Director: Samuel Kemp
Producer: Kia Nicole Noakes
Lighting Designer: Heidi Blackaby
Inclusion Lead: Owain Talbot