Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious comic operetta tells the story of the orphan Frederic. The son of a wealthy 19th century man, Frederic's fate takes a sudden twist when, after his father's death, his hard-of-hearing nursemaid finds him an apprenticeshop as a pirate instead of a pilot! He fulfills his apprenticeship with not just any old pirate, rather, it's with the Pirate King himself, the leader of the not-sofierce "Pirates of Penzance." But now at age 21 and with his indenture ending, Frederic's sense of duty calls him to rid the seas of his former friends. Despite their track record, the pirates believe they have an ace up their collective sleeves, a way of keeping Frederic amongst them...
Starring Jon English, Simon Gallaher and Toni Lamond, this delightful rollicking story includes some of Gilbert & Sullivan's most famous tunes, including "I am a Pirate King" and "(I Am The Very Model Of) A Modern Major General."
"Fast...spectacular...a blaze of action" - The Bulletin "Inspired...fiercely energetic...splendid" - Sydney Morning Herald
Jon English The Pirate King; Marc James Samuel, his Lieutenant; Simon Gallaher Frederic; Toni Lamond Ruth, a Pirate Maid; The Fabulous Singlettes Major-General Stanley's Daughters; Helen Donaldson Mabel; Derek Metzger Major-General Stanley; Tim Tyler The Sergeant. Also starring David Coombs, Robert Dale, Michael Flazon, Marc James, Gary Jones, David Lowe, Emma Powell, Peter Rees, David Scotchford, Jason Smith, Anthony Weigh, Lachlan Youngberg, Jenny Wilson Ensemble. Recorded live at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Australia, November 5, 1994.