The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, was the Society's second production of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. It tells the story of Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
|The Pirate King
|Sergeant of Police
Ferga Blum, Fran Caldcleugh, Joan Cambitsis, Jill Dykes, Muriel Forman, Jill Hanson, Anne Henderson, Christine Humy, Margery Jackson, Janice Lee, Paula Ringo, Jane Shields, Jacqueline Valenzi, Jean Wealsby
Alan Ball, Peter Barnett, Malcolm Dykes, Kenneth Harold, Jim Jackson, Sam Jarrell, David Jeremiah, Bill Nuttall, Grahame O’Connor, Philip Reeves, Colin Richardson, Keith Rogers, Tony Stanford
|Lighting / Sound
|Front of House