The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is the G&S Festival’s resident professional company. It returns to Buxton with three brand-new productions of all-time favourites, The Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance and the acclaimed The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan Concert.
Welcome onboard the pirate ship and join the National G&S Opera Company in a brand-new, swashbuckling performance of the much-loved opera, The Pirates of Penzance.
Frederic, apprenticed to the pirates as a child, discovers he was born on 29 February in a leap year, and his contract to the Pirate King will not expire until his 21st birthday and not his 21st year! Follow his madcap adventures as he finds himself torn between his sense of duty and his love for Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley.
The Pirates of Penzance overflows with hilarious escapades, inept blundering English bobbies, improbable paradoxes and sentimental pirates and is full of memorable songs such as A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One To be a Pirate King!, and Modern Major General.