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The Pirates of Penzance

Closed March 25, 2017

"I think that in time it will be very popular."

Arthur Sullivan

Why See The Pirates of Penzance?

Back for 2017!

All aboard for the return of Mike Leigh's production of this Gilbert and Sullivan quintessential seafaring comic opera! Ever since it's first turn on the London stage in 1880, The Pirates of Penzance has been a firm favourite with opera audiences, enamoured with the tale of Frederic and his life with the colourful Pirates of Penzance and his quest for true love.

Including beloved tunes such as 'The Modern Major-General's Song,' Pirates promises to be as witty and dazzling as ever, Frederic's tenure with the meddlesome pirates plays out in hilarious style!

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Additional Information


Opening night: 9 February 2017


This production is not suitable for those under the age of five years old

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes with one interval

And before you stop reading

Sung in English with English surtitles Signed Performance February 23rd

Cast and Creative


Andrew Shore as Major-General Stanley
Ashley Riches as The Pirate King
David Webb as Frederic
Johnny Herford as Samuel
John Tomlinson as Sergeant of Police
Soraya Mafi as Mabel
Katie Coventry as Edith
Angharad Lyddon as Kate
Lucy Schaufer as Ruth


Conducted by Gareth Jones
Directed by Mike Leigh
Revival Directed by Sarah Tipple
Designed by Alison Chitty
Lighting director Paul Pyant
Choreographed by Francesca Jaynes

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