Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic operas, this updated version of The Pirates Of Penzance took New York by storm when it premiered in Central Park in 1980, leading to a subsequent smash-hit Broadway run.

Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General."

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Creative Team 

Role

Director

Musical Director

Choreographer 

Production Manager

Set Designer

Stage Manager 

Sound, Light and AV

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Charlie Swift

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Debby Tomlinson 

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Cast & Crew

Role

Frederic

 

Mabel

Pirate King

Major General

Ruth

Kate

Edith

Samuel

Sergeant

Generals Daughter / Ensemble

Generals Daughter / Ensemble

Generals Daughter / Ensemble

Generals Daughter / Ensemble

Generals Daughter / Ensemble

Generals Daughter / Ensemble

Generals Daughter / Ensemble

Pirate / Ensemble

Pirate / Ensemble

Pirate / Ensemble

Pirate / Ensemble

Pirate / Ensemble

Pirate / Ensemble

Pirate / Ensemble

Policeman / Ensemble

Policeman / Ensemble

Policeman / Ensemble

Policeman / Ensemble

Policeman / Ensemble

Policeman / Ensemble

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Key Dates

Auditions 1

Audition 2

Call Back

First Rehearsal 

Show Dates

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14th - 25th December 2023

Please email info@eshertheatre.com to register your interest and receive audition materials.

Rehearsal and Show Photos