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VenueOpen Air Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From27th July 2000
To27th July 2000
When19:00 - Champagne Reception. 19:20 - Arrival of the Royal Party. 20:00 - Performance.
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A Gala Performance of The Pirates of Penzance

A Gala Performance of The Pirates of PenzanceT0848128620
Attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex. 'The Pirates of Penzance' 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.
Author W.S.Gilbert
Author A.Sullivan

Archive :: production:T0848128620, opera or operetta:S708084415, venue:V403

Production details

The evening will begin with a champagne reception attended by The Earl and Countess, followed by a performance of Joseph Papp's Broadway version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. The reception will take place in the new Sponsor's Building alongside the landscaped picnic lawns. Proceeds from the Gala will go towards the ongoing fundraising campaign for further improvements to the Open Air Theatre.


Company The New Shakespeare Company Ltd
Director Ian Talbot
Design Terry Parson
Director Catherine Jayes (music)
Choreographer Gillian Gregory
Director Terry King (fight)
Performer Paul Bradley (Major General)
Performer Jimmy Johnston (Pirate King)
Performer Gay Soper (Ruth)
Lighting Jason Taylor
Sound Angela McCluney
Sound Simon Whitehorn
Director Clare Prenton (assistant director)

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