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Essgee's Pirates of Penzance
Orange Theatre Company
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 27th October 2017 - Saturday 4th November 2017  8:00 PM
Sessions: Friday 27 October @ 8:00pm Saturday 28 October @ 8:00pm Sunday 29 October @ 2:00pm Thursday 2 November @ 8:00pm Friday 3 November @ 8:00pm Saturday 4 November @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Prices: Adult $45.00 Concession $39.00 Junior $30.00 Family of Four $136.00 Subscriber $36.00
Contact: 02 63938111

The Orange Theatre Company presents Essgee’s unique adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

Our story begins as Frederic is about to reach his 21st birthday, concluding his apprenticeship to the infamous Pirates of Penzance (all former orphans). Frederic’s nursemaid, Ruth, reveals that she had mistakenly apprenticed him to a Pirate instead of a pilot, as intended. Once released, Frederic meets a group of sisters and falls in love instantly with one named Mabel. The Pirates return and the sisters father, the Major-General is forced to pretend he is also an orphan to win their sympathy. As Frederic vowed his freedom would be devoted to exterminating all Pirates, he is busy launching an attack with the cowardly assistance of the police. Meanwhile, Ruth & the Pirate King reveal an amusing paradox. It seems Frederic was born in a leap year on the 29th of February and, in terms of actual birthdays, is only 5 instead of 21. Therefore, must serve for another 63 years.

With more laughs and a more modern sound, this performance of swashbuckling choreography & ‘Poperetta’ style songs is sure to get you humming along and dancing in your seats.

Single ticket sales open 19 January 2017
Subscribers to the 2017 Season may book now!