Jack Sprat



  • A ten-inch-tall Amazona viridigena parrot who appeared in morethan 1000 performances of Treasure Island in the 1950s and1960s perched on the shoulders of six successive Long John Silvers.According to Sir Bernard Miles (1907 - 91), who played Long Johneach Christmas at the Mermaid Theatre, the bird "travelledhundreds of miles with us on tour as a bona fide member of the cast".Jack Sprat eventually became the resident parrot in Miles's office.