Due to popular demand, a second date has been added for the show at the Palace Theatre from the 12th to the 13th December.
It has been announced that Sasha Regan’s all male production of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance will now run at the Palace Theatre on the 12th and 13th December.
Talking about the news, producer Sasha Regan said: “We have been inundated with requests for more dates.There is a real demand from theatregoers who are crying out to see Gilbert & Sullivan’s much-loved operetta. Post-lockdown, people want to see something that makes them smile again. Gilbert & Sullivan’s traditional and very funny Victorian comic opera provides the perfect laughter tonic. It’s ideal for families.”
The production originally premiered at the Union Theatre in Southwark a decade ago. It went on to win Best Off-West End production in the 2009 WhatsOnStage Awards.
After performing at The Prince of Wales Theatre for the WhatsonStage Awards in 2010, Sasha Regan’s all-male ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall and then moved to The Rose Theatre, Kingston before completing a Number One tour of Australia. The All Male Company also toured with ‘Iolanthe’ (Critics Choice & Time Out’s top 10 musicals of 2010) which transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall where its sell-out run broke their box office records. The all-male ‘Mikado’ opened at the Theatre Royal, Bath, before touring to cities including Winchester, Edinburgh, London, Exeter and Salford in 2017 and next year the all-male ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ is set for another comeback tour which was postponed earlier this year due to Coronavirus.
As well as being directed and co-produced by Sasha Regan, the creative tea for the production includes: choreography by Lizzi Gee, designs by Robyn Wilson-Owen, music direction by Richard Baker, associate choreographer Lee Greenaway and lighting design by Ben Bull. Casting will be announced soon.
The Pirates of Penzance will play at the Palace Theatre on the 12th and 13th December.