The Pirates of Penzance

1984.2 - The Pirates of PenzanceGeorge Jenkins Theatre : October 1984


Brief Synopsis

In The Pirates of Penzance, the young pirate apprentice Frederic is about to be freed from his indentured period. The honorable Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates by his partially deaf nursemaid Ruth, has decided to leave the pirate life. Now a free man, Frederic leaves for the shore. Frederic, who has never seen a woman besides Ruth, instantly falls in love with Mabel, one of the daughters of Major-General Stanley. Soon though, the pirates arrive and want to marry the rest of Major-General Stanley’s daughters. Major-General Stanley enlists the help of the police to stop the pirates. Frederic desires to help Major-General Stanley and the police protect the ladies, but soon he discovers that due to a technicality, he is still bound by duty to remain an apprentice to the pirates. All is well in the end when it is discovered that the pirates have noble blood and would in fact be suitable husbands for Major-General Stanley’s daughters.






Production Team Director Roger Adams
  Musical Director Peter McKenna
  Production Co-ordinator Jean Riley
  Stage Director Judi McCormack
  Stage Manager Brett Wingfield
Design Team Costume Design Pam McNeilly
    Marcia Watts
  Set Design David Copeland
    John Beaney
  Lighting Director Ron Gavin
Cast The Pirate King Norm Smart
  Samuel, His Lieutenant Roderick Lee
  Frederic Fabian Stirling
  Ruth, A Pirate Maid Faye Brown
  Major-General Stanley John Garnett
  Edith Lorraine Pollard
  Kate Wendy Alberni
  Isabel Rhonda Horwood
  Mabel Lucy Yurkiv
  The Sergent Barry Clarke
  Pirates Gordon Barrow
    Michael Bayley
    John Beaney
    Frank Cinaglia
    Mike Cleland
    Brad Dart
    Greg Dow
    Geoff Hind
    Ross Huggard
    Andrew Nelson
    Keith Sully
    Leigh Vial
  Daughters Heather Barrow
    Heather Bird
    Annet Bunn
    Lynne Chipperfield
    Lee Clarke
    Elizabeth Coops
    Sheryll Coulson
    Hilary Davey
    Joyce Harding
    Dawn Harris
    Wendy Hinde
    Lyn Hudson
    Pam McNeilly
    Melba Papas
    Merran Stewart
    Karen Towers
  Police Michael Bayley
    John Beaney
    Mike Cleland
    Alan Coulson
    Christopher Morton
    Keith Sully
Team Assistant Production Manager Brett Wingfield
  Assistant Stage Director Graeme McDougal
  Assistant Stage Manager Alberto Salvato
  Set Construction John Beaney
  Scenic Artist Pat Morton
  Ticket Secretary Janice Smith
    Judith Smith
  Properties Manager Jenny Leslie
  Assistant Properties Manager John Ross
  Spot Operators Trevor Dixon
    Elizabeth Beaney
  Lighting Operator John McCormack
  Rehearsal Pianist Celia Riley
  Front of House Manager Bill McNeilly
  Gala Night Manager Sue Salvato
    Alberto Salvato
  Publicity and Program Peter Wyatt
    Darryl Chambers
    Chris Fredrikson
  Make Up Artist Tonya High
  Rehearsal Refreshments Doreen Sparks
  Photography Peter Scholes
  Advance Bookings Sue Dyer
    Arch Dyer
  Assistant Rehearsal Pianist Arch Dyer
    Brenda Mullins
    Stuart Harkness
  Program Cover Design Mark Swain
Orchestra Bassoon B. Andrews
  Clarinet P. Couch
  Double Bas/Tuba G. Searle
  Flute J. Yemm
  Horn S. Wilkinson
  Oboe J. Head
    M. Rowe
  Trombone K. Hillier
  Trumpet L. Stucas
  Tympani P. Newman
  Violins G. Hunt
    C. Reither
    M. Stannic
Venue   George Jenkins Theatre