The Pirates of Penzance - King's Head Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
FOLLOWING the success of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, Charles Court Opera unveils a vibrant new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedy masterpiece, The Pirates of Penzance.
A co-production with the King’s Head Theatre, it runs at the Islington venue from September 7 (previews from September 4) to September 29, 2012.
Featuring a band of tender-hearted pirates, their naïve apprentice Frederic and the very model of a modern Major-General, The Pirates of Penzance is packed with mayhem, hilarity, and wildly-popular musical numbers such as Poor Wandering One, A Paradox and A Policeman’s lot is not a happy one.
Director John Savournin sets this inventive new production in an imaginative child’s bedroom, with a cast of ten singers made up of some of the UK’s finest young operatic talent, and a spritely piano-four-hands version of the orchestral score by the Eaton-Young Piano Duo.
The Pirates of Penzance is designed by Annie Loach, with musical direction by David Eaton, lighting by Nic Holdridge and costume design by Martina Trottmann.
Tickets: £16 – £25, previews (September 4 to September 6) all seats £10 – available from the box office on 020 7478 0160 or online at www.kingsheadtheatre.com/.
Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.15pm, Sunday at 3pm.
The Great Gatsby Musical continues at the King’s Head Theatre until September 1, 2012.