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12th August 2020

The Pirates of Penzance - Broadway Version

5th to 10th November 2007

Book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Music adaption by William Elliot

Director: Carl Rutherford
Musical Director: Graham Albone

A fresh approach to a time - honoured favourite of Gilbert & Sullivan which has won critical and public approval on both sides of the Atlantic. 

This version was presented on Broadway by the New York Shakespeare Festival with Joseph Papp as the producer. All the well known favourites, such as Modern Major General, Poor Wand'ring One, I am a Pirate king and the Policeman's Song have been included , but musically arranged in an upbeat mode.

Cast list:

Frederic - Wesley Hughes
Mabel - Sian Spencer 
Pirate King - Steve Wilks
Ruth - Jo Tripp 
Major General - Mick Wilson
Sergeant of Police - Robert Driver
Samuel Roger - Newman Turner
Kate - Elizabeth Shaw
Edith - Stephanie Seal
Isabel - Mary Driver

Frances Aylin
Sophie Gray
Vicky Leadley
Denise Leeson
Gilly Mackilligan
Sue Rayner
Helen Saunders
Rachel Smith
Kate Sullivan
Hayley Syme