The Pirates of Penzance
Book by W.S. Gilbert, Music by Arthur Sullivan
July 10-18, 2015
Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic opera is about Frederic, an apprentice pirate, born on 29th February, who quits the Pirate ship and falls in love with girl on land – until he learns he is contracted to the pirates until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year. A young man bound by an overactive sense of duty, a soft-hearted pirate king with a hopeless band of rogues at his side, a beautiful young girl, a very modern major-general and an ineffectual bevy of policemen…add a plot hinging on the technicalities of having a birthday on the 29th of February and we’re just about there. What could possibly go wrong?
Recommended for all audiences