The Pirates of Penzance

W. S. GILBERT (1836 - 1911) and Sir Arthur SULLIVAN (1842 - 1900)

The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Cast
Narrator: Julie VW
Frederic: Karen Savage
Pirate King: StephenC
Samuel: Phil Chenevert
Ruth: Liberty Stump
Major-General Stanley: Kevin S. Mellis
Mabel: Catherine Eastman
Edith: BookAngel7
Kate: Ezwa
Isabel: JemmaBlythe
Sergeant of Police: John Fricker
Chorus:

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Romance, *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:52:42
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:45:12