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The Pirates of Penzance

Author(s): W S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Company: Illyria
Running time: 2h 10min approx

Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29 February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, how will he resist being forced to endure a life of crime until he is 84—and will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long?

With melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit, The Pirates of Penzance is packed-full of memorable songs such as "To be a Pirate King!", "Modern Major General" and "A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One".