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The Pirates of Penzance

Start:Fri 07 Oct 2022
End:Sun 09 Oct 2022
The Pirates of Penzance returns to North Sydney for its Main Season with G&S Opera Sydney!

With Full 32-piece orchestra
7.30pm Friday 7 October
2pm Saturday 8 October
7:30pm Saturday 8 October
2pm Sunday 9 October

The plot of this swashbuckling Gilbert & Sullivan comic sensation opens on an idyllic beach in Cornwall, England - where Frederic, a strapping, handsome, not overly-intelligent pirate is about to turn 21. Having been inadvertently apprenticed to a pirate at the tender age of eight because his governess, Ruth, was hard of hearing, Frederic has come of age and is ready to discover life.
Having been at sea for so long, our hero can’t remember what a young woman looks like.
So, what does he do to save the day? You won’t believe what comes next.
Suddenly, along comes a bevy of beautiful maidens out for a picnic and a paddle. Crisis for
Fred! By chance, these girls’ foster-father is a Major-General who missed his vocation as a rapper but is now making up for lost time.
If you love confusion, contradiction, con trickery, constabulary, and consummate melodies,
then The Pirates of Penzance will explain who put the ‘corn’ in ‘Cornwall’ - and send you
out of the theatre on a consupercalifragilisticexpialidocious high!
Hear all your favourite songs, including ‘Poor Wand’ring One’, ‘I am the very model of the Major-General' and 'A Policeman's lot is not a happy one'.
With a cast of 35 singers, the performance at North Sydney will be accompanied by the G&S Opera Sydney’s Full, 32-piece Orchestra.

Full list of cast
With Director & Choreographer Elizabeth Lowrencev, Musical Director Rod Mounjed - and
stunning new costume designs by Sandra Tutt, this is one production not to be missed!
• MAJOR-GENERAL STANLEY – Andrew Pennycuick
• THE PIRATE KING – Tobias Page
• SAMUEL (his Lieutenant) – William Papantoniou
• FREDERIC (the Pirate Apprentice) – John L'Estrange 7/10 @ 7.30pm, 8/10@ 7.30 & Michael Clewes 8/10 @2pm & 9/10 @2pm
• RUTH (the Pirates’ Domestic Help) – Jane Van Balen
(General Stanley's Daughters)
• MABEL – Galatea Kneath 7/10 @ 7.30pm & Suzanne Chin 8/10 @2pm, 9/10 @2pm
• EDITH – Suzanne Chin 7/10 @7.30, 9/10 @2pm & Mackenzie Lawrence 8/10 @2pm & Galatea Kneath 9/10@2pm
• KATE – Andrea Ginsberg
• ISABEL – Sophie Booth

Ticket Prices
Adult $49 (Earlybird $45)
Concessions $44 (Earlybird $39)
Child $27
Family Ticket $125 - 2Ad2Ch or 1Ad3Ch
Group of 10+ $44pp
Group of 20+ $40pp
Smith Auditorium - Shore School
Blue St North Sydney NSW
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