SMP return to Millfield Theatre with the Gilbert and Sullivan classic Pirates of Penzance Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th June at 7.45pm (with a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm).
Revivals are all the rage in the West End and this is no exception as an old favourite is given a fresh twist!
For the first time in the groups history we will be performing the Pirates of Penzance and bringing the show bang up to date with our hilarious take on it. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes.
Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on 29 February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?
Watch members of the group in rehearsals ahead of the opening and go behind-the-scenes to find out more about the show!