Operatic society launch The Pirates of Penzance

LEADING LIGHTS: Lizzie Yoxall (Mabel) and Richard Nortcliffe (Frederick) in The Pirates of Penzance
LEADING LIGHTS: Lizzie Yoxall (Mabel) and Richard Nortcliffe (Frederick) in The Pirates of Penzance
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Pirates and policemen galore will tread the boards when company members revisit a popular comic opera.

Meersbrook Park Church Operatic Society are presenting The Pirates of Penzance at Dronfield Civic Hall from March 4 to 8 at 7.30pm.

The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of pirates.

Frederic meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people are immediately smitten with each other.

Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship means that he is bound to stay with the pirates until his 21st birthday and so he must serve for another 63 years.

Will his sweetheart wait for him faithfully?

Find out in next week’s production!

This will be the second time that the society has presented The Pirates of Penzance, having performed the work 15 years ago.

The company have been presenting shows in Dronfield for four years, following the demolition of two venues where they used to perform.

Anyone who is interested in performing or working backstage is welcome to join.

For tickets to next week’s production of The Pirates of Penzance or to find out further information about the society, contact 0114 2557634.