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The Pirates of Penzance

Production Company: The Merry Opera Company
Venue: The Corn Hall

Buckle your swash and enjoy an evening packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, improbable paradoxes - and realistic women.  A cocktail of Victorian light party fun with a twist of Merry Opera.

Merry Opera is a professional opera company that has been touring for the last 10 years. Our singers go on to Glyndebourne, Grange Park, Wexford and young artists' programmes in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Freiburg. The leading ladies in our La traviata which we toured to Malaysia in 2012 were snapped up by Wexford and Vienna for that same role. One of our singers won the Bayreuth Wagner prize and has since sung at the Royal Opera House and the Festival Hall.

The Pirates is directed by John Ramster, who most recently directed Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Norway. 

Approx 2hrs 15mins incl interval

If you have access issues please contact the Box Office on 01379 652241 to complete your booking so we can ensure that your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible. Due to fire safety requirements we have a limit on how many wheelchair spaces we can accommodate so these need to be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment.

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