Jonny Pascoe, Head of Technical Operations, Bridge Theatre
The company works hard to build a comprehensive relationship with its client. This works to our advantage as the crew we get have a great understanding of the way in which our theatre works. The crew are helpful, professional and hardworking. Led well by the crew chiefs, who are always responsive to the needs of the production and communicate excellently with the venue team.
Jason Culverwell, Production Manager, National Theatre Productions
I used Pirate crew for the Load in of Beginning into the Ambassadors theatre and found them all to be multi skilled, friendly and hard working. The load in ran to schedule and has become a successful transfer thanks in part to Pirate Crew.
Jess Richardson, NT Live
The Pirate Crew regulars we use are always quick to help, do their best to learn the location and team names to increase the efficiency of their work, and are nice to work with even at 6:45am! The Pirate Crew team behind the scenes are incredibly helpful too, very quick to resolve any issues and are always efficient in creating bookings/responding to emails.
Martin Jady, Production Manager
The Pirates are all hard working and diligent at work, and nice to hang out with after work.
Lee Batty, Head of Production, Bill Kenwright
Pirate Crew seem to have reinvented crewing, I can now expect properly trained, keen theatre professionals whenever I book a crew.
Lloyd Thomas, Production Manager
Pirate Crew consistently provide skilled technicians who are reliable, enthusiastic, competent and safe. However the crew are also willing to get on with the more menial tasks that are sometimes required. Pirate Crew are happy to assist with any scale of production or event – large or small. As well as stage technicians, I often use Pirate Crew as a one-stop-shop to provide more specialist roles such as Production Carpenters, Lighting and Sound technicians, Riggers etc
David Evans, Production Manager
I have booked Pirate Crew for the International tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, the UK tour of An Inspector Calls, Sadler’s Wells’ Shoes and for the National Theatre Wales, I keep booking them because they are so bloody good.
Jenny Green, Great Leap Forward
We have used the Pirates many times on our touring productions: from quick one-off gigs where we need some reliable crew for a day at a time; to big touring shows where the Pirates supplement our touring crew and venue staff.
Peter Bailey, RSC
Pirate Crew were integrally involved with the marathon pre build, loading and assembly of our New York auditorium and have been associated with our fit up of ‘Matilda, A Musical’ in London. On both projects the guys have brought first-rate skills and they themselves, always helpful and cheerful, have been a worthy addition to us, being excellent proponents of their company. We have been delighted to have them on board.
Kate West, Production Manager
Pirate Crew are always on time to a job, and ready to start working as soon as they are on site. They have always arrived with the appropriate tools and skills for the job that they have been booked for. They will attempt anything you ask from them, without complaint, even if the job is a little unusual, they are always enthusiastic about what they are doing. Although Pirate Crew are happy to just lift things and follow instructions, they can also come up with ideas and solutions to a problem.
Pat Molony, Production Manager
Pirate Crew will supply crew bosses who take responsibility for a show, and don’t just leave when it gets to the end of their shift. Pirate crew are easy to work with, because they care about the projects they are working on. I would highly recommend Pirate Crew for both large and small jobs, both for theatre work and outdoor events.
Heather Deacon, Jamie Wilson Productions Ltd
Just want to pass along my appreciation for the work you did yesterday at our store. They got a challenging job (that seemed near impossible in my eyes) done efficiently and professionally.
Big thank you to them. We will certainly be using your services in the future.
Phil Large, Master Carpenter
Having worked with the Pirate boys on a wide variety of jobs in all different venues, I’ve enjoyed their positive attitude to whatever is asked of them. They turn up with tools and theatre experience; expect to work hard and show respect for the venue’s staff and work practices. They are a practical and efficient staffing option for Production and Technical Managers to consider to work alongside house and production staff.
Piers Ross, All Scene All Props
On every occasion we use Pirate crew they exceed our expectations…………the guys are always very helpful and more importantly skilled, this means we can relax about the loading process and not have to worry about potential damage to the scenery. As far as crewing companies go we would only use Pirate.