Pirates of Penzance Musical

Pirates of Penzance

  • Start date

    Wednesday 29 March 2017

  • End date

    Saturday 01 April 2017

  • venue

    The Tivoli Theatre

  • time

    Wednesday, 29 March – Saturday, 1 April at 7.30pm Matinee at 2pm on Saturday, 1 April

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    Prices from £13.20-£19.80 IN BF

  • genre



 WS Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan

(Adapted by Essgee Entertainment)

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Stagescripts Ltd

 Always looking for a challenge, our senior group are staging Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” (the Australian version).  Just when you think you have seen every rendition of this classic, along comes Essgee Entertainment who have given this operatta a fresh and modern take.   This version has a much funnier panto style script and although keeping the original score, the orchestrations have been modernised with a fabulous “megamix” added at the end.

“Pirates” follows young Frederic, an orphan who was meant to be an apprentice to a pilot but his maid has mistakenly made him an apprentice to a pirate.  He disapproves the pirates’ way of life and when he discovers he was never meant to be a pirate, he informs the Pirate King that he will exterminate them unless they depart immediately.  Frederic is left alone with is maid when a group of young attractive women appear and he falls for the beautiful Mabel.  The pirates return and Mable threatens them that their actions will not go unpunished since her father, the Major-General has pretended to be an orphan himself in order to win their sympathy.  Frederic is left caught in the middle with his sense of duty as a pirate and his love for Mabel.

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