Pi­rates a roar­ing suc­cess

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Chil­dren screamed with ter­ror and de­light as the das­tardly pi­rate Pur­ple­beard made his ap­pear­ance at Whitby’s An­chor Church last week.

Pup­pet Pur­ple­beard joined a hu­man cast of pi­rates for a rol­lick­ing week of pan­tomimes, songs, crafts and games at the church’s an­nual school hol­i­day pro­gramme.

The week-long pro­gramme was fully booked out with 150 chil­dren each day en­joy­ing the show.

The church com­mu­nity poured hours into deck­ing out the church like a galleon on the high seas.

Dozens of teenagers vol­un­teered their hol­i­days to be group lead­ers, all ap­pro­pri­ately decked out in swash­buck­ling cos­tume.

The or­gan­is­ers were chil­dren’s pas­tors Chris and Sandy Lead- beater, who played cap­tain Brave Belle and Bold Pete, mocked by all as ‘‘Bald Pete’’. Youth pas­tor Brad de Vil­liers joined the cou­ple on stage as Hand­some Jack as the trio fought off the evil machi­na­tions of Pur­ple­beard.

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