The Legend of Pirate Sam Bellamy

Skit Synopsis

*Award Winning Poetry* My most popular “skit.”

Are you interested in investigating the Golden Age of Piracy (1680-1730)? Would you like to involve students (and audiences) in the life and times of a famous pirate?

Delve into the life of British-born sailor Samuel Bellamy after he arrived on Cape Cod, and his brief but successful stint as a pirate captain between 1715-1717.

The best resources are ones that can be used in a variety of ways and across a wide age range. This poem is one of them!

For example, act out this true story told in verse using music, sound effects, movement, and sword fighting. STAGING DIRECTIONS INCLUDED

See a PREVIEW on the Teachers Pay Teachers link below.


Based on a true story




14+ when used as a skit

Time and Region

1715-1717; Cape Cod town (Massachusetts), dockyard; ship

Performance Time

12-15 minutes as a skit

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