A one man comedy pirate adventure.

WHERE: Ironworks Studios, 30 Cheapside, Brighton BN1 4GD

DOORS: 7.00pm

SHOW: 8.00pm

A one man comedy pirate adventure. Captain Springsmile Jack is due to hang in the morning. But he has other things on his mind. Who stole his treasure? Who killed his wife and child? How did his parrot get so massive? Revenge is a dish best served sprinkled with sea salt, blood, and a splash of humour.

Praise for previous show ‘GUN’:

Shortlisted for the New Writing South ‘Best New Writing Award’ 2018

***** Everything Theatre
***** Edinburgh Culture Review
***** ReviewsHub

‘The writing is killer sharp… Hartley’s energy, charisma, and ineffable confidence fill the stage’ (

‘Comedy, tragedy and a big dollop of eroticism’ (

**** The List
**** Three Weeks
**** Bouqets and Brickbats

Will Hartley was part of sketch group Clever Peter, with whom he co-wrote and starred in five sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows, toured nationally, and created a critically acclaimed Radio 4 series, “Strap In – It’s Clever Peter” (Pozzitive Productions)

Additionally he has been on screen in The One Griff (BBC), Tracey Ullman Breaks the News (BBC), Cardinal Burns (Channel 4), Otherworld (BBC3) and BAFTA-nominated CBBC sketch show FIT. He has toured Italy and England in The Picture of Dorian Gray, as the eponymous Jekyll and Hyde for the European Arts Company, and the late Snoo Wilson’s Lovesong Of The Electric Bear.

He created Gun in 2018 and it went to Vault Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, and toured Brazil, gaining many favourable reviews. Cutlass is a spiritual sequel.


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