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Scottish Opera: The Pirates of Penzance

Scottish Opera: The Pirates of Penzance

Empire Theatre

Gilbert and Sullivan’s
The Pirates of Penzance


Gilbert and Sullivan as it’s meant to be – pure, uncomplicated fun, performed to the highest standards. This new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company – returning to the stage for the first time in over 10 years – brings the humour bang up to date with a Python-esque twinkle. A vibrant, stylish and hilarious romp through one of G&S’s finest scores, this show has everything you could want from a great night out.

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?

Gilbert’s high speed patter is razor sharp and Sullivan’s score sees him at the top of his game, with the catchy tunes for which he is so well known. Conducted by G&S expert John Owen Edwards and directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans, the fantastic ensemble cast includes a horde of young, fresh talent as well as G&S stars Steven Page as The Pirate King and Richard Suart as the Major-General.

Click here to book for the Unwrapped session and find out everything you need to know about Pirates of Penzance!

Click here to book for the Pre-Show talk on Sat 08 Jun at 13.00

The performance on SAT 08 JUN at 14.15 will be Audio-Described.  There will be a Touch-Tour on SAT 08 JUN at 13.00 which is free with your ticket.  Meet at the box office.  Click here to book for the Touch Tour

PRE-SHOW TALK:  SAT 08 JUN

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Touch Tours:
There will be a Touch-Tour on Sat 8 June at 13.00
Audio Description:
The Performance on Sat 8 June at 14.15 will be Audio-Described

SEAT PRICES £51.00 / £41.00 / £36.00 / £23.00
REDUCED RATES £48.00 / £38.00 / £33.00 / £20.00
UNDER 26s £10.00 ANY SEAT, ALL PERFORMANCES BOUGHT IN ADVANCE OF PERFORMANCE DAY
GROUPS 10+ BUY 10 TICKETS GET 11TH FREE
SCHOOL GROUPS OF 10+ £10.00 PLUS ONE TEACHER FREE FOR EVERY 10 PUPILS
EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

NEW PRODUCTION

Sung in English with English supertitles
A Co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company

Conductors John Owen Edwards
Derek Clark
Director Martin Lloyd-Evans
Designer Jamie Vartan
Choreographer Steve Elias
Lighting Colin Grenfell
Mabel Stephanie Corley
Ellie Laugharne
Frederic Nicholas Sharratt
Samuel Furness
Ruth Rosie Aldridge
Sergeant of Police Graeme Broadbent
The Pirate King Steven Page
Major-General Stanley Richard Suart
Edith Katie Grosset
Kate Sioned Gwen Davies
Samuel Andrew McTaggart
Isabel Catrine Kirkman

Running time 2 hrs 10 mins approximately
 

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