Pirates Of Penzance at the Palace Theatre

London theatre news: Tuesday 27 October 2020

London West End - Opera

Sasha Regan is taking her award-winning All-male THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to the original home of D’Oyly Carte Opera this December.
Sasha Regan's All-Male Pirates of Penzance at the Palace Theatre

Image courtesy HMS2020 Productions

Good news, and possibly some disappointment too, in the announcement that Sasha Regan's all-male The Pirates of Penzance is heading to the West End's Palace Theatre this December.

The good news is that the award-winning show is a real treat and as such is a more than a welcome addition to the still rather thin schedule of London shows coming up.

Writing about Sasha Regan's production back in 2019, ActDrop's Peter Brown described it as "brilliantly directed and unmissable" in his 5 star review.

Sadly, though, the show is only making the briefest of appearances at The Palace with just one performance on Sunday 13 December.

This all-male version has a lengthy and successful heritage, first appearing at Southwark's Union Theatre, winning Best Off-West End Production at The WhatsOnStage Awards in 2009.

It then transferred to Wilton's Music Hall for a 6-week run and sailed on to The Rose Theatre, Kingston before the soft-hearted pirates embarked on a tour of Australia culminating in a month-long run at Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre.

There was also a subsequent UK Tour in 2015 and another critically acclaimed run at Wilton's Music Hall in 2019.

There's bound to be huge interest in this show, so you'd be well-advised to grab tickets while you can.

Show listing information


The swashbuckling pirates and their winsome lasses sail into the Palace Theatre on Sunday 13th December for one night only with their inventive new take on W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan's classic operetta THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.

Featuring a dazzling cast singing songs including: "I am a Pirate King"; "Oh, happy day, with joyous glee" and "A rollicking band of pirates we", they are sure to raise the roof off the Palace Theatre!

Expect plenty of japes from the crew who are braving the high seas with rum and hand-sanitisers to bring you a socially distanced Covid-secure show.

A joyous and much needed escape for families and friends.


Author: W. S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sulliva
Director: Sasha Regan
Musical direction: Richard Baker
Choreography: Lizzi Gee
Lighting: Ben Bull
Production: Regan De Wynter Williams


Palace Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue


From: Sunday 13 December 2020

Closes: Sunday 13 December 2020


Standard: From £25

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