Pirates of Penzance all male version at Hackney Empire
Regan De Wynter productions presents Sasha Regan's all male version of The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan, at Hackney Empire Theatre, in east London, from 26 to 30 Sep 2012.
Cast includes Neal Moors (Major General), Alan Richardson (Mabel), Nic Gibney (Pirate King), Matthew Gent (Frederick), Joseph Houston, Stewart Charlesworth, Lee Greenaway, Adam Vaughan, Michael Burgen, Dale Page, Chris Theo Cook.
Designed by Robyn Wilson-Owen, lighting by Steve Miller, choreography by Lizzi Gee. Musical supervisor Michael England.
The story concerns Frederic, who, on reaching 21, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tenderhearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and they fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on February 29, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship states that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.