After technical difficulties blighted attempts to screen it live last month, celebrated director Mike Leigh’s production of the classic Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance for the English National Opera is now coming to theTrinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough this month with a screening of a recording of the show
This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes such as A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One, With Cat Like Tread and I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.
The story is also a memorable one as Frederick tries to balance his duty to his friends and loyal pirate comrades with his love for Mabel, daughter of the Major General.
The superb cast includes the ever-versatile Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody of the British bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederick, and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.
The screening is on 16th June at 7pm and tickets priced £15 and £13 are available on 01427 676655 or online at www.trinityarts.co.uk