The Pirates Of Penzance: English National Opera

  |  Book Tickets: 15/05/2015
Rated PG by the BBFC
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Live performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta directed by Mike Leigh. The story centres around Frederic (Robert Murray), a young orphan who is forced into piracy and a life of crime. On his 21st birthday Frederic is delighted to have finally fulfilled his apprenticeship with a band of boisterous pirates and immediately turns his back on their way of life as he falls for Mabel (Claudia Boyle), the daughter of Major General Stanley (Andrew Shore). But on discovering a technicality, the Pirate King (Joshua Bloom) realises Frederic has only actually served five birthdays under his command, forcing the noble orphan to abandon his new love and return to a life at sea.