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Pirates of Penzance

9 March 2017 | 19:30 - 11 March 2017 | 19:30

Performances at The New Theatre Royal; additional performance Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm.
Frederic reaches his 21st birthday and tries to release himself from the life of piracy to which he was mistakenly apprenticed as a boy. Having met the girl of his dreams, however, a terrible revelation is made which throws his life into confusion.

Chaos ensues in the following battle between the pirates and the police in one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comedies.

The University Orchestra plays from parts specially prepared by Colin Jagger from Sullivan’s autograph manuscript.


Thursday 9th March, 7:30pm

Friday 10th March, 7:30pm

Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm; 7:30pm

Tickets £14 (£11 concessions, family tickets available)

Further information: music@port.ac.uk

Jagger is the only staff member involved in the production, and says that his job is to allow the students to excel.

“Working on such a big event as this is always very exciting,” says Jagger. “We have 40 students rehearsing to be onstage and another 40 rehearsing to be in the orchestra pit. We have students working on marketing, set design, lighting design, costumes, props, etc., and this all comes together to make a successful show which will live on in the memories of these students for decades to come.”



9 March 2017 | 19:30
11 March 2017 | 19:30
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