Gilbert & Sullivan’s
Performances: 14th – 22nd June 2019
Music Director – Ian Wesley
Director & Choreographer – Mel Hogan
|Major-General Stanley||Kent Blackmore|
|The Pirate King||Angus Stewart|
|Sergeant of Police||Rick Barta|
|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.