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The Pirates of Penzance @ the Theatre Royal in Nelson

Pirates Of Penzance

Thu 29 Aug - Fri 30 Aug

Stash the Gold, Guard the women, Hide the Rum …. The pirates are coming

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”  will set sail around New Zealand in August and September, directed by Raymond Hawthorne and featuring an all-star cast including George Henare (Modern Major General), Tim Beveridge (Pirate King), Geraldine Brophy (Sgt of Police), Helen Medlyn (Ruth) and Ali Harper (one of the Major General’s daughters). The roles of Mabel (the young gorgeous leading lady) will be played by award-winning young actress/soprano Tizane McEvoy while the gorgeous young man will be played by Cameron Barclay.

Tickets to this swashbuckling Gilbert and Sullivan adventure, loaded with enough laughs to fill Davey Jones’ locker, will go on sale Tuesday April 9. Booking details below.

“Pirates of Penzance”  follows the fortunes of Frederic, a young lad who is mistakenly apprenticed to the Pirate King. When Frederic falls for the lovely Mabel, whose father is the very model of a modern Major General, a tempest brews on the sea of love.

Full of roving rogues and dazzling damsels in distress, it’s a treasure chest full of mischievous musical mayhem. A topsy-turvy tale of love and duty highlighted by the famous strains of “Poor Wandering One,” “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” “Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast” and more.


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  • Thursday,
  • Friday,
  • Ticket Prices

    Children under 14

    Brought to you by:


    • Ben McDonald


    • Raymond Hawthorne


    • Tizane McEvoy (Mabel)
    • Cameron Barclay (Frederick)
    • George Henare (Modern Major General)
    • Tim Beveridge (Pirate King)
    • Geraldine Brophy (Sgt of Police)
    • Helen Medlyn (Ruth)
    • Ali Harper (one of the Major General’s daughters)

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    Venue: The Theatre Royal

    78 Rutherford St

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