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2019

Gilbert & Sullivan’s

Performances: 14th  – 22nd June 2019

Music Director – Ian Wesley

Director & Choreographer – Mel Hogan

Cast

Major-General Stanley Kent Blackmore
The Pirate King Angus Stewart
Samuel Martin Paterson
Frederic James Bailey
Sergeant of Police Rick Barta
Mabel Joanna Swadling
Edith Jennifer Nash
Kate Briony Foster
Isabel Rhiannon Winchester
Ruth Jane van Balen

 

The fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and the only one to receive a New York premiere, this parody of grand opera is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes.  

Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on 29th February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel? 

The Pirates of Penzance has become a favourite of performers and audiences as it features some of Gilbert’s most loveable characters and Sullivan’s most famous and singable melodies.

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