Featuring soft-hearted buccaneers, hard-nosed damsels and a lily-livered police force.
They may not be terribly successful, but Cornwall’s best-behaved pirates have impeccable manners: they think it’s unsporting to attack anyone weaker than themselves, and their first thought upon capturing a group of beautiful young ladies is to propose marriage en masse. But when they discover they’ve been tricked into letting their captives go free, they plan a grisly revenge. Can the cream of Cornish constabulary defeat them? Will true love triumph? And what is the pirates’ guilty secret?
Gilbert and Sullivan’s masterpiece combines inspired silliness with much-loved songs including – all presented with a live orchestra and bucketloads of brio by the Centenary Company. It’s on from Wednesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 24, 7.30pm nightly, plus 2.30pm Saturday matinee.
For tickets visit www.thealbany.org.uk or call 020 8692 4446.
Tickets: £15 (concessions £12)