A Pirate’s Delight by David Cronin

Comedy/ 4 Characters, 2 Men, 2 Women/ One Act


Captain Black Diamond is a little crazy from too many close calls with cannon balls. And that’s not his crew’s only problem. The first Mate wants to be captain. They have to sail for Treasure Island to get more treasure.

Developments on their island, though, force a change of plan. When the lonely lighthouse keeper appears, the Captain has to decide where his loyalty lies. Despite sword fights and plank walking, all parties find the treasure they need in the end.


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David Cronin
PO Box 35
Stepney, Australia
E-mail: davidcronin3@bigpond.comAbout the Playwright: A professional performer for over 25 years, David Cronin is an entertainer for both adults and children. He performs a variety show with comedy, magic and juggling and conducts workshops and courses in Clown, Circus Skills, and Magic.His presentations as a speaker educate youth and adults about the health and fitness benefits of humour and laughter, with fun, interactive play.He is proud to be a member of the Clown Doctor team, bringing Laughter Therapy regularly to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and at Flinders MC for over eleven years. Both the parents and the staff also benefit from the fun!

David creates and produces educational and entertaining shows and plays. These are performed in pre-school centres, primary and secondary schools, as well as for vacation care and holiday programs.

Plays include: Once Upon A Chair, The Cloud Catchers, Once Upon a Platypus, The Coco Circus Show, Jester Minute, Captain Black Diamond Pirate Show, A Pirate’s Delight, Find the Pharoh, Where’s Bully?, Rocky Star, Tubes ‘R Us.

David Cronin studied theatre abroad, and worked for 15 years in European and Asian countries. He is a member of a number of international associations, and Coordinator of the Laughter Yoga Clubs of SA (LYSA). David is married to Rosalie with four children.

A Pirate’s Delight was commissioned by the Maritime Museum at Port Adelaide and performed for five seasons.