The Pirates of Penzance

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. Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, “The Pirates Of Penzance” spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. The beauty, wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility, making this “Pirates” an excellent choice for Lewes Operatic Society in our Centenary year.

Director: Libby Hannelle
Musical Director: Ian White
Choreographer: Collette Goodwin

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