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Screening : The Pirates Of Penzance (PG)
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Tue 18 June

Screening: The Pirates Of Penzance

The English National Opera, Directed by Mike Leigh

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes.

Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley.

Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag.

Born on 29 February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?

Performed by the English National Opera and Directed by Mike Leigh (Palme d’Or winner and 5 times Oscar nominee), Gilbert & Sullivan’s popular comic opera features much-loved favourites including ‘A Policeman’s Lot is not a Happy One’ and ‘I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General’.

Certificate:  (PG)

Run time:  148 mins

Act I:  60 minutes

Interval:  20 minutes

Act II: 50 minutes

A delightful surprise

The Times

A jolly good show

The Telegraph

Precise and pricelessly funny production

The Stage


Tue 18 June






£12 adv / £13 door