The award-winning and exquisitely funny new take on the much-loved classic The Pirates of Penzance makes a welcome return to these shores after a huge critical and popular hit in Australia, when it landed in Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre after a national tour.
The tale of a child apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted, orphaned pirates was an immediate triumph for Gilbert and Sullivan and remains their most popular and successful work.
Winner of 'Best Off-West End Production' 2010 - What's On Stage Awards.
At the age of 8, young Frederic was apprenticed to be a pirate rather than a pilot (an easy mistake to make…). Now at the age of twenty-one, handsome Frederic is ready to rebel against the group of pirates he has grown quite fond of, and wishes to eradicate the bandits in order to "lead a blameless life henceforth”. On his escape, a chance meeting with the eccentric Major-General and his beautiful daughters leads Frederic into trouble with the pirates again. A farcical plot to escape the pirates involving a lie about the Major-General’s past succeeds, and Frederic rallies together a band of lily-livered police officers to aid in capturing and imprisoning the Pirate King and his cohorts. But a secret from Frederic’s past is uncovered that has the potential to change his fate forever!
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From Tower Hill (11 mins) on the District and Circle lines. Leave by the main exit and turn left. Walk past the Roman wall and cross Minories at the traffic lights.