The Pirates of Penzance

Operetta - Revival

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: September 6, 1934
  • Closing Date: December 11, 1934
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 14

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

Maisie Baxter KateGeneral Stanley's Daughter
Marjorie Eyre EdithGeneral Stanley's Daughter
Darrell Fancourt The Pirate King
Kathleen Frances MabelGeneral Stanley's Daughter
Dorothy Gill Ruth
Sydney Granville The Sergeant of Police
Martyn Green Major General Stanley
Elizabeth Nickell-Lean Isabel
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Opening Night Production Credits

  W. S. Gilbert Libretto
  Sir Arthur Sullivan Music
  James McRobbie Gordon Director
  George Sheringham Scenic Designer
  George Sheringham Costume Design
  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Producer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1934 - 1935

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