The Pirates of Penzance - North Sydney


Fri Oct 07 2022 at 12:00 am to Sun Oct 09 2022 at 02:00 pm


Ken and Joan Smith Auditorium | North Sydney, NS

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/[email protected] 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/[email protected]
• KATE – Andrea Ginsberg
• ISABEL – Sophie Booth

Where is it happening?

Ken and Joan Smith Auditorium, Shore School, Blue Street,North Sydney,NSW,Australia, North Sydney, Australia

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney

Host or Publisher Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney

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