THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Comes to North Sydney
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney is coming to North Sydney in late September and early October with six performances of The Pirates of Penzance.
This swashbuckling Gilbert & Sullivan favourite opens on an idyllic beach in Cornwall, England, where Frederic, a young, strapping, handsome but not over-intelligent pirate is about to turn 21. Having been inadvertently apprenticed to a pirate at the tender age of eight because his governess, Ruth, was hard of hearing, Frederic has come of age and is ready to discover life. Having been at sea for so long, our hero can't remember what a young woman looks like. So what does he do to save the day? Suddenly, along comes a bevy of beautiful maidens out for a picnic and a paddle. Crisis for Fred! By chance, these girls' foster-father is a Major-General who missed his vocation as a rapper but is now making up for lost time.
You won't believe what comes next. If you love confusion, contradiction, con trickery, constabulary, and consummate melodies, then The Pirates of Penzance will explain who put the 'corn' in 'Cornwall' - and send you out of the theatre on a consupercalifragilisticexpialidocious high!
Hear all your favourite songs, including 'Poor Wand'ring One', 'I am the very model of the Major-General' and 'A Policeman's lot is not a happy one'.
With Stage Director VicToria Watson, Musical Director Rod Mounjed and Choreographer Sarah Pearce at the helm, this is one production not to be missed!
Full list of cast
MAJOR-GENERAL STANLEY - Mitch Bryson
THE PIRATE KING - Chris Lewis
SAMUEL, Lieutenant - Andrew Dickson / Joshua Knight (double-cast) FREDERIC, the Pirate Apprentice - Daniel Verschuer
SERGEANT OF POLICE - Toby Page
General Stanley's Daughters
MABEL - Sarah Arnold EDITH - Laura Griffin
KATE - Angelique Tot ISABEL - Holly Champion
RUTH, a Pirate Maid of all Work - Zoe Arthur
29 & 30 September, 8pm
1 & 8 October, 2pm
6 & 7 October, 8pm
Smith Auditorium Lyric Theatre, Shore School, Blue Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Tickets: Earlybird Prices are available until 31 August 2017:
Adult $38 (full price $45) Concessions $35 (full price $39) Child $22 (full price $25)
Family $95 (2A2C) (full price $110) Group 10+ $35pp (full price $40) Group 20+ $30pp (full price $35)
Booking Enquiries 0412 820 519
Bookings recommended. Some tickets available for purchase at the door.