The Royal French Privateers of Clan Darksail™ are a "pirates for hire" act with over 20 years of swashbuckling experience. From swordfighting shows, cannon demonstrations, and improv comedy acts, we are available for children and adult parties, youtube videos, tv shows, movies, commercials and more. We are fully insured and your satisfaction is guaranteed.
The students and staff LOVED the antibullying read aloud!!
We can't wait to have you back for another assembly!
Thank you for making our day so special!
They out did themselves, full pirate invasion. From songs, to treasure hunts, naming ceremony yo sword fights and full show. The adults enjoyed as much as the chioften. Very professional on time and have every cent worth!!!!
Royal French Privateers made daughters 4th birthday party complete! They played games with the kids (ages 2 to 14), sang pirate songs and were very flexible as the party evolved. Kids and parents alike were entertained. They were timely, fun, professional and even provided some historical information to us all without the kids realizing it. What a great day! We would not hesitate to have them at another event!
I hired them for two school visits I had. I was so nervous talking to the kids but they made it seem so easy they read my pirate book, sang songs and even told tales. The kids just loved them.
I'm a professional mermaid performer and when I get requests for pirates at events I am always happy to ask Clan Darksail to join me. As long term professionals they are always punctual, entertaining, and pay a lot of attention to the details of an event that make it special and unique. I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a fun and historically accurate group of pirate performers.
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Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - We have performers insurance through Francis L. Dean & Associates
What to Expect
Darksail pirates do great at working a crowd. Set us loose at your event to set the mood as we move amongst the crowd offering jokes for the adults and trinkets and treasure for the kids. Our improv is where we shine. But once your crowd is warmed up, put us on stage to roast your guest of honor, or have us do an explosive sword fighting show with lots of action. We cater to your needs. Have an idea? Let us know!
Founded in 1998, The Royal French Privateers of Clan Darksail™ have appeared in numerous television and movie roles, as well as appearing at Renaissance and Pirate faires all over the Southwestern United States. We are now available to hire for your next event, party, stage or tv show; YouTube or Vine video or festival! We offer educational content for schools, kid-friendly entertainment for young buccaneers, and even bawdy entertainers for your bachelor/ette or retirement and office parties.
We are a group of improv actors, but we also have scripted shows including swordfighting, black powder demonstrations (cannon, pistol and gun fire), sea chanty singing and more. Always professional, our historically accurate costumed characters can also bring a plethora of nautical themed props, from cargo boxes, barrels and netting, to a full voodoo-themed bar! Real or prop cannons, skeletons in cages, swords and so much more can be included in your package price. And we are always willing to offer steep discounts to non-profit and educational organizations. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed.
Additional Booking Notes
Our equipment is 100% modular, and easy to work around in nearly any space. If you require our tent setups, we need to be on grass or soft-ish ground to be able to stake them down. Otherwise, we have some covered EZ ups for work on asphalt or indoors.
Our stage shows do not require lights or sound, unless it is a VERY large venue or it's especially dark. We perform often at Renaissance Faires, so we can project quite loudly.
If we are bringing props/tents/cannons to your event we do require a loading zone and/or up front parking as much of our equipment is quite heavy. Set-up time can usually be done in less than 1 hour before an event.
Past Booked Events
|January 07, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 02, 2017 • 8:00am - 10:00am||Victorville Children's Christmas Parade|
|November 04, 2017–November 05, 2017 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Esco Faire Weekend 2|
|October 28, 2017–October 29, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Escondido Ren, Pirate & Fairy Festival!|
|October 13, 2017–October 15, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Age of Chivalry Festival|
|K. Richard Rasner||Commandant|
|Sean Nobles Sr||Actor|
Influences & Inspiration
We are one of the longest-running original pirates-for-hire troupes in the Southwest US, and as such have our own style. That being said, we love our friends at the True West Pirate Stunt Show, who show the same love of entertaining that we do.
We are self-contained, and only require a stage or area to perfom on/in.
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