Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
London theatres have been closed from 16 December 2020 as London is now in Tier 4 restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak.
At present, the government has not announced a date when theatres and other entertainment venues can reopen.
We are updating our listings to reflect cancellations and postponements of shows, but we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.
29 Mar to 5 Apr 2021
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.
Background, advisory warnings
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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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
Author: W. S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Director: Sasha Regan
Production: Sasha Regan