ENO: The Pirates of Penzance (PG)

Directed by Mike Leigh

Sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes - Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful comic adventure The Pirates of Penzance is an acclaimed production from renowned film-maker and director Mike Leigh.

This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score chock-full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes.

The superb cast includes the ever-versatile Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody of the British Bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederic, and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.

Running time 130 minutes (Act I 60 minutes; interval 20 minutes; Act II 50 minutes)

£16 (£15)

A delightful surprise
The Times
A jolly good show
The Telegraph
Precise and pricelessly funny production
The Stage

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