- The Pirates of Penzance [Brookside Theatre]
"This is Gilbert and Sullivan at its very best...! Written in 1879 by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan - the undisputed masters of comic opera, whose work shaped significantly the modern musical comedy - PIRATES OF PENZANCE has continually proved to be a hit with worldwide audiences and critics alike. This is a dazzling and hilarious new adaptation of unarguably one of the most popular musicals of all time, starring CJ de Mooi (from BBCTV's 'Eggheads').
Long before Captain Jack Sparrow, a very different "Pirate King" dominated the high seas. A rollicking band of pirates, a bevy of 'adorable' maidens (the daughters of the "very model of a modern Major-General" Stanley), a bunch of blundering policemen, a handsome pirate apprentice and a fading nursemaid all cross paths and the charmingly ridiculous plot comes to life.
Regarded by many as the most gloriously topsy-turvy of Gilbert & Sullivan's works, this timeless musical is a theatrical treat for all the family to enjoy. You won't want to miss this incredibly popular show which is more in demand today than it was when it was created over a century ago - a true testimony to its enduring brilliance."