The creators of Wallace and Gromit discover their sea legs in the salty escapade The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.
It’s the mid 19th Century and Queen Victoria has declared war on all pirates who dare to sail around Britain’s waters.
The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) is the leader of a ragtag group of seadogs, whose enthusiasm far exceeds his questionable ability to plunder booty.
Consequently, The Pirate Captain and his crew are a laughing stock, derided by rivals such as Black Bellamy, Cutlass Liz and Peg Leg Hastings.
To prove the naysayers wrong, The Pirate Captain sets out to capture a Bank of England treasure ship but inadvertently storms The Beagle and captures a young Charles Darwin and his primate manservant, Mister Bobo.
The scientist leads the pirates on a merry dance that might just end with the beleaguered Captain taking home the coveted Pirate Of The Year prize.
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is showing at the Odeon Kettering this weekend.