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Pirates of Penzance - Why are pirate shows so good? Because they Aaargh!

Revivals are all the rage in the West End and we’re no exception. We’ll bring an SMP twist to an old favourite. Thrusting the Gilbert & Sullivan classic up to date with our hilarious take on it. 226 more words

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'For I Am A Pirate Swing'

Apologies. It’s been a whole week since I last posted, and the reason is I am so tired. I get in after rehearsal, make dinner and keep my eyes open for just about long enough to eat it before I fall asleep for the remainder of the evening. 748 more words

"Singing Satire"

One of the musical constants in my life has been the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, 19th century British operetta composers. As a child, I learned many songs from the phonograph records my mother often played of their work performed by the famous D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. 284 more words

Music that means something - Day Two: 'When Fred'ric was a Little Lad'

Way back in 2001,  I heard that the local drama group, Wrington Drama Club, was casting for Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ –  603 more words


Pirates Picks!

This past weekend, Pirates of Penzance opened. Since the students involved love theatre, I asked some of the cast and crew their personal favorite musical theatre soundtracks! 605 more words


ENO's Pirates of Penzance

I did it – I submitted the manuscript at the end of February. Who knew that the writing was actually the easy bit. All I will says is that editing is a whole different ball game and not one I particularly like. 444 more words


The Pirates of Penzance 

I booked last minute tickets to see The Pirates of Penzance at The Coliseum. As children we listened to the music over and over again ~ I’m not even sure why, or whether it was mum or dad who played it, but for whatever reasons, I know, and take delight (great delight) in reciting (tarantara tarantara) some of the lyrics 100 more words