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Rob Johnston

Winner of The 2011 Kings Cross Award for New Writing

Short-listed for the Channel Four / Oran Mor Comedy Drama Award 2012

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Breathe Out Theatre

Written and Directed by Rob Johnston


Produced by Rebecca Fenwick and Rob Johnston



Mary Hooton  | Rebecca Fenwick  |  Joel Parry  |  Adam Urey

Supported by Arts Council England

Mary Read and Anne Bonny were two of the most notorious pirates ever to ply the waters of the Caribbean 

during the early Eighteenth Century’s ‘golden age’ of piracy.

Commanding hundreds of men and hijacking dozens of merchant ships it took the dedicated Government agent 

Jonathan Barnet, sent out specially from England at the request of the Governor of Jamaica, 

to call a halt to their high-seas adventures.

Breathe Out Theatre’s stage production ‘That Golden Age’ tells how Mary Read, an English publican’s wife,

and Anne Bonny, the daughter of an Irish lawyer, became two of the most infamous women in maritime history,

how they took men on at the dangerous game of piracy, and how they ultimately paid the price 

for bettering men in a world men had largely invented.

The Scout Hut | Audlem |10th Sept | 7.30 PM
The Swan | Dobcross | 14th Sept | 8.00 PM
The Catholic Church Hall | Bridlington | 17th Sept | 7.30 PM
The Harbour | Scarborough | 18th Sept | 2.30 PM + 5.30 PM
Oldham Library | Oldham | 21st Sept | 7.00 PM
The Wharf | Romiley Little Theatre (members only) | 25th Sept | 5.30 PM
Smiths Bite-Size Theatre | Eccles | 5 Oct | 8.30 PM
The Continental | Preston | 13th Oct | 8.00 PM