The Pirates of Penzance

Operetta - Revival

Shubert Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 6, 1955
  • Closing Date: October 8, 1955
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 8

Playwright: W. S. Gilbert

Libretto: W. S. Gilbert

Music: Sir Arthur Sullivan


Young Frederic has turned 21 and thus completed his apprenticeship to a band of kindhearted pirates. He falls for Mabel, the lovely daughter of law-enforcer Major-General Stanley, only to learn that his birthday falls on Feb. 29, which means he is technically still a pirate.


Opening Night Cast

Donald Adams The Pirate King
Margaret Dobson Isabel
Ann Drummond-Grant Plaintiff
Neville Griffiths Frederic
Muriel Harding Mabel
Trevor Hills Samuel
Fisher Morgan The Sergeant of Police
Joy Mornay Kate
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Opening Night Production Credits

  W. S. Gilbert Libretto
  Sir Arthur Sullivan Music
  Robert A. Gibson Director
  George Sheringham Costume Design
  Frederic Lloyd General Manager
  Les Appleby Company Manager
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