Spyrates 2 (Spies vs Pirates): Journey to the Forbidden Island

by Robbie Gordon & Jack Nurse

Age range: 6+

Cast size: 1-100

Ahoy, Agent! Are you team Spies? Or are you team Pirates?

Come join the adventure and the search for the lost treasure!

Captain Connell has been forced to walk the plank. They are an outcast – washed up on an exotic island. But wait…this can’t be the Forbidden Island? Can it?! The place where legend has it the lost treasure was buried many moons ago…? IT IS.

Can Captain Connell find the treasure before the spies do? Can they find it before the pirates? The spies have their helicopter, the pirates have their swords but Captain Connell has bags of curiosity and an unlikely friendship with new pal Derek the Dog. Will they succeed?

There’s only one way to find out – come and join the adventure!

Featuring spies, pirates, robots, talking animals and everything in between, ‘Spyrates’ is an interactive, playful and imaginative adventure story for ages 6+ with an accompanying process drama.

Can’t decide? Read an extract…

About the Artist

Jack and Robbie are playwrights and theatre-makers. Together they co-founded Wonder Fools, a theatre company that creates contemporary new work based on a diverse range of current and historical real-life stories. The company’s work takes many forms, shapes and sizes; whichever is most suited to the stories we are telling. They have produced 8 productions performed in rural town halls and on Scotland’s most famous stages, 5 digital projects including audio plays, short films, interactive installations and an international participatory project reaching over 58,000 people in 16 countries across 5 continents since 2020.

They believe in young people and all Wonder Fools’ work is accompanied by creative learning packages to engage new audiences and empowers them to tell their stories too. They offer career development opportunities to young people from across Scotland including paid apprenticeships, workshops, and have a youth board made up of 20 young people who guide our work.

As part of Wonder Fools and Traverse Theatre’s international participatory project Positive Stories for Negative Times, they wrote Ozymandias with young people from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Widening Access to the Creative Industries department.