The Pirates of Penzance

George Jenkins Theatre

October 1984

The Pirates of Penzance, is a rollicking, delightfully funny tale of a band of soft-tempered pirates. Mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate (instead of a pilot) by his nursemaid Ruth at the age of eight, the handsome Frederic is now twenty-one and, though quite fond of the group of joyous and fun-loving pirates, chooses to abandon his profession and “lead a blameless life henceforth,” dedicating himself instead to their eradication. Shortly after leaving them, he encounters a gaggle of beautiful maidens (one of whom, Mabel, steals his heart) and their father, the eccentric Major-General. The whole group has a run-in with the pirates themselves before escaping on the false premise that the Major-General is an orphan — a fact these tenderhearted pirates simply cannot help but take into account, given the fact that the majority of them are orphans themselves and “know what it’s like.” Just as Frederic is ready to lead a band of lily-livered policemen to take out the Pirate King and his men, a secret is uncovered that will change his fate forever, but, naturally, all comes out right in the end.



Roger Adams

Musical Director

Peter McKenna



Production Co-ordinator

Jean Riley



Stage Director

Judi McCormack

Stage Manager

Brett Wingfield



Costume Design

Pam McNeilly


Marcia Watts

Set Design

David Copeland


John Beaney

Lighting Director

Ron Gavin





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


Peter Scholes

Advance Bookings

Sue Dyer


Arch Dyer

Assistant Rehearsal Pianist

Arch Dyer


Brenda Mullins


Stuart Harkness

Program Cover Design

Mark Swain




B. Andrews


P. Couch

Double Bas/Tuba

G. Searle


J. Yemm


S. Wilkinson


J. Head


M. Rowe


K. Hillier


L. Stucas


P. Newman


G. Hunt


C. Reither


M. Stannic


The Pirate King

Norm Smart

Samuel, His Lieutenant

Roderick Lee


Fabian Stirling

Ruth, A Pirate Maid

Faye Brown

Major-General Stanley

John Garnett


Lorraine Pollard


Wendy Alberni


Rhonda Horwood


Lucy Yurkiv

The Sergent

Barry Clarke


Gordon Barrow


Michael Bayley


John Beaney


Frank Cinaglia


Mike Cleland


Brad Dart


Greg Dow


Geoff Hind


Ross Huggard


Andrew Nelson


Keith Sully


Leigh Vial


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


Michael Bayley


John Beaney


Mike Cleland


Alan Coulson


Christopher Morton


Keith Sully