Gilbert and Sullivan’s most loved light comic opera, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, has gotten a serious overhaul in the hilarious bonsai production that is back by popular demand and showing at the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square in Sandton until December 22.
The production includes a stellar cast – David Dennis, Jonathan Taylor and Clinton Hawks (from the original cast) and proudly announces three new cast members – Michael Richard, Keaton Ditchfield and musical director Kevin Kraak for the new production.
With just five men, one pianist and a whole lot of dresses, eye patches and swashbuckling, director Greg Homann brings this witty theatrical masterpiece to life.
Originally written for a full orchestra and a cast of thirty plus, this never before seen, reduced version, takes the satire and the comedy to its extreme. This is entertainment for young and old.
Don’t miss the musical classics like ‘Poor Wandering One’, ‘I am the very model of a modern Major-General’, ‘Hail, Poetry’, ‘When the foeman bares his steel (Tarantara! Tarantara!)’ and the other favourites, sung with all the gusto (and falsetto) that an all-star cast of men can muster.
* There are special group bookings discounts and on Tuesdays nights tickets are two for the price of one.
End of Year parties, fundraisers and dinner show packages and can also be arranged. Performances are at 8.15pm from Tuesdays to Fridays and on Saturdays at 6pm and 8.30pm.
Bookings can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883 8606 or Strictly Tickets on 082 553 5901, or book online at www.ticket.co.za or www.theatreonthesquare.co.za.