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'The Pirates of Penzance (or the Slave of Duty)' is probably the most humorous of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, with tuneful melodies and well known songs, Poor Wandering One, I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General, The Sergeant of Police and Policeman's Chorus. An all-star cast of Savoyards led by Alistair McGowan perform a semi-staged concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious masterpiece.Performers Simon Butteriss (Major General), Alistair McGowan (The Pirate King), Mark Evans (Samuel), Oliver White (Frederic), Charlotte Page (Mabel), Abigail Iveson (Edith), Anna Lowe (Isabel), Rosie Bell (Kate), Beverley Klein (Ruth), Bruce Graham (Sergeant of Police).
Music A Sullivan. Lyrics W S Gilbert. Producer Raymond Gubbay. Company London Concert Orchestra. Conductor Richard Balcombe. Company Gilbert and Sullivan Chorus (not Dec 27/28). Company Edinburgh Grand Chorus (Dec 27/28).
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