17 – 22 July at 8pm
19 & 21 July at 4pm
By WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
presented by Illyria
Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29th February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King not until his 21st year but his 21st BIRTHDAY. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, will he be forced into a life of piracy until he is 84? And will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long?
Performed by a 6-strong cast of actor/singers with specially-orchestrated jauntily-nautical accompaniment, The Pirates of Penzance gets the complete Illyria treatment. Despite the reduction in scale not a single word from WS Gilbert’s libretto is cut, nor a single note or harmony from Sir Arthur Sullivan’s score unsung.
With tongue-in-cheek melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit, The Pirates of Penzance is as fresh as if it had been written today. It is packed-full of memorable songs such as “To be a Pirate King!”; “Modern Major General” and “A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One”.
Tickets from £10
Under 16s half price
Suitable for all ages from 5+