Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic is a swashbuckling musical journey!
Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates Of Penzance begins with a group of pirates who are celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his twenty-first year. Finally having served the full length of his required time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. Thus turns out to be a tricky prospect indeed, especially when Frederic’s freedom is called into question!
Book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert