Inspired by the true-life stories of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, women caught up in the lawless, larger than life Caribbean mercantile world of the 17th century, a charming short form piece of puppetry, shadow puppetry, song and storytelling which explores the lure and the perils of a life at sea. Twa Pirate Quines has a strong visual narrative with no spoken dialogue and an immersive soundscape which informs the story.


Fiona is an Edinburgh based physical theatre maker. She likes to mix art forms: chorus with puppetry, juggling with multimedia. Her training in anthropology has had a lasting influence on her work. This is her third appearance at MANIPULATE.