14 May 2014

Sasha Regan’s All-Male Pirates of Penzance

The Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to welcome the return of Sasha Regan’s all male company following their much-lauded debut visit in 2014 with the inventive and fun-filled HMS Pinafore.
For their return visit the company present the award winning, exquisitely funny and new take on the much-loved classic Pirates of Penzance.  The show was a huge critical and popular hit during its London run and proved just as successful in Australia when it landed in Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Theatre.
Sasha Regan’s Pirates of Penzance is a Gilbert and Sullivan production like no other; fast, funny and packed with wit and musical excellence, this is the tale of Frederic, apprenticed in error to a band of tender hearted, orphaned pirates. His plans to marry the beauteous Mabel are thrown into disarray when it is discovered he was born on 29th February, so won’t come of age until he is 84!
You don’t want to miss this hilarious and thoroughly entertaining show when it sails into Exeter.

★★★★
“Magnificent”
THE TIMES

★★★★
“Riotously inventive…should leave you grinning like a Jolly Roger”
DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★
“The lovable spirit of D’Oyly Carte is everywhere…how on earth does a man sing such accurate coloratura, so high and with so little apparent effort… the evening is full of delights.”
THE INDEPENDENT

“As brilliant and heretical as Matthew Bourne’s vision of Swan Lake”
WHAT’S ON STAGE

 

Tickets: A £22.50 B £19.50 C £17 D £14.50
Matinee: £14.50
Concs: £2 off
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 7yrs+
Date: Tues 2 – Sat 6 June
Running Time: 2hrs
Post Show Talk: Wed 3 June

For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 223 989 or email her.

Notes to editors

Press night: Tues 2 June
Led by Olivier Award-winner Miles Western as the Major General, the cast also features Alan Richardson as Mabel, Samuel Nunn as Frederic, Alex Weatherhill as Ruth, James Waud as Sergeant of Police, Michael Burgen as Samuel, Ben Irish as Edith, Dale Page as Kate, Richard Russell Edwards as Connie and Chris Theo-Cook as Isabel. The ensemble company is completed by Joel Elferink, Joseph Houston, William Whelton, Matt Jolly, Tommy Knapp, Liam Lakin andThomas Henson.

The Pirates of Penzance is directed by Sasha Regan, who for 15 years has been Artistic Director of The Union Theatre, where directing credits include Sweeney Todd,Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore, Whistle Down the Wind,Cabaret and Love Story. It is choreographed by Lizzi Gee, whose recent work includes the BAFTA award-winning film Pride, the UK tour of Annie Get Your Gun,A Winter’s Tale for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Rocket to the Moon at the National Theatre. Lizzi is currently working on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamasfor Chichester Festival Theatre. Musical is direction byDavid Griffiths with design by Robyn Wilson Owen and lighting design by Jack We
For more information on this production, please visitwww.piratesisback.com