November 2018

 

Our 50th Anniversary Production of  The Pirates of Penzance

Frederic the pirate apprentice has reached the grand old age of 21, and piratical celebrations – and beverages! – are in full flow to mark this auspicious occasion, and also because today his apprenticeship ends and he becomes a fully fledged pirate. But then he makes a surprising announcement – free now from his obligations, Frederic intends to quit his piratical lifestyle and instead devote himself wholeheartedly to the capture of his former comrades, despite his great affection for all of them!

Thus the scene is set for one of the most popular of all G & S operas, brimming with swashbuckling pirates, beautiful maidens and rather nervous policemen, and of course not forgetting that celebrated Modern Major General!

 

What was the error that led to the child Frederic being apprenticed to the notorious Pirates of Penzance in the first place?

 

Who are the excited young ladies out for a walk with their rather less energetic father?

 

Will Frederic achieve his goal of removing the pirates from the face of the earth, or will his plans be thwarted by a most ingenious paradox?

 

And why is a policeman’s lot not a happy one?

 

Come along to Lady Hawkins’ Community Leisure Centre on 1st, 2nd and 3rd November to find answers to these and many other questions, and to enjoy an evening of witty and sparkling music and dialogue, delivered in KADOS’ own inimitable way!