Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling The Pirates of Penzance comes to ENO in a highly anticipated new production from renowned film maker and director Mike Leigh.
This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score chock-full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes.
With stylish designs from Alison Chitty, this vibrant production is conducted by David Parry. The superb cast includes the ever-versatile Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody of the British bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederic, and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.
The Pirates of Penzance is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 20mins
Co-production with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Saarländische Staatstheater Saarbrücken.
New production supported by a syndicate of individual donors.
The Pirates of Penzance cast and creative team
Conductor David Parry
Director Mike Leigh
Designer Alison Chitty
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Choreographer Francesca Jaynes
Major-General Stanley Andrew Shore
The Pirate King Joshua Bloom
Frederic Robert Murray
Sergeant of Police Jonathan Lemalu
Mabel Claudia Boyle
Ruth Rebecca de Pont Davies
Samuel Alexander Robin Baker
Edith Soraya Mafi
Kate Angharad Lyddon
Tickets £10 from Town Hall or on Door. Please note there is a £1 surcharge on all online ticket sales.