Direct from London, the ever popular comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, promises to delight Adelaide audiences!
Sasha Regan's acclaimed all-male UK production of The Pirates of Penzance is coming to Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide for two performances only at 2.00pm and 8.00pm on Saturday 20 October as part of a national tour.
Presented by Arts Projects Australia, Regan's production of The Pirates of Penzance became a huge hit in 2010 when it transferred from the tiny Union Theatre (the 50-seater venue she established in 1997), to the oldest surviving music hall in the world, Wilton's Music Hall, London and was named Best Off-West End Production at the What's On Stage Awards.
Suitable for ages five years and over Sasha Regan's Pirates of Penzance is a very new take on one of the most popular and loved works of Gilbert and Sullivan today.
Gilbert and Sullivan were the Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart of their day, constantly updating their work with satirical, social and political references and Regan's production of this musical classic continues this tradition.
Tickets are priced from $39.90 and may be purchased through all BASS outlets and online www.bass.net.au.
Regan's Pirates cast features Alan Richardson as Mabel (winner the People's Award for Best Actor in the Off West End Awards 2011); Matthew Gent as Frederic; Nic Gibney as the Pirate King; Joseph Houston as Ruth; Neal Moors as the Major General; Adam Vaughan Sergeant of Police; Michael Burgen as Samuel; Dale Page (whose film credits include: 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' is Kate; Stewart Charlesworth as Edith; Lee Greenaway as Connie and Chris Teo Cook as Isabel.
The ensemble comprises Edward Simpson, Raymond Tait, Adam Lewis Ford, Joel Elferink (NSW), Jo Parsons, Sam Lathwood and William Whelton.
Directed by Sasha Regan The Pirates of Penzance is choreographed by Lizzi Gee; the musical supervisor is Michael England (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, The Producers, Jerry Springer – The Opera (also BBC TV), and Doctor Dolittle) with designs by Robyn Wilson-Owen and lighting by Steve Miller.
In 2010 Sasha Regan was nominated as Best Director in the BroadwayWorld.com Awards, alongside directors of such notable shows such as, Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Love Never Dies, Sweet Charity and Hair. Sasha won the Stage One Bursary for New Producers in 2010 and has been nominated for Best Artistic Director for two years running in the Off West End Awards.
For more information about the show, visit www.artsprojects.com.au and www.piratesisback.com.