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The Pirates Of Penzance

29 Mar to 5 Apr 2021


Due to popular demand, Sasha Regan's award-winning all-male take on Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE returns to your screens in time for Easter.

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Filmed at the recent critically acclaimed run at the Palace Theatre London, expect a much-needed dose of musical comedy.

The perfect tonic to raise spirits at this difficult time.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE sees one of Gilbert & Sullivan's best-known operettas screened from a theatre founded by Richard D'Oyly Carte in the 1800s and originally known as the Royal English Opera House.

Throughout his life, D'Oyly Carte managed Gilbert & Sullivan and nurtured their careers including setting up the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.

Sasha Regan's production was first staged at her original 50-seater Union Theatre in Southwark over a decade ago.

From day one it became a critically acclaimed overnight hit, winning Best Off-West End production in the 2009 WhatsOnStage Awards.

Following several sell-out runs in the UK, the merry band of pirates toured Australia including a three-week run at the Sydney Theatre thanks to Cate Blanchett the then co-artistic director.

It enjoyed another sell-out run at Wilton's Music Hall last year.

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Age suitability: Not available

ActDrop reviewed The Pirates of Penzance at Wilton's Music Hall on 26 February 2019 - read Peter Brown's 5 star review here.

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Previews from:Monday 29 March 2021

Closes:Monday 5 April 2021

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Monday - 5-00pm (5 Apr)

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 5-00pm


Running time: 2 hrs 00 mins (approx)


£15.00 plus £3.00 transaction fee

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Author: W. S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Director: Sasha Regan
Production: Sasha Regan


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