Ottawa – The Gladstone Theatre
Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular show, The Pirates of Penzance, is a rollicking, delightfully funny tale of a band of soft-tempered pirates. Chock full of exciting characters, epic songs, and SWORDFIGHTING, Pirates promises to be a grand adventure this summer!
Mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate (instead of a pilot) by his nursemaid Ruth at the age of eight, 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 group of beautiful sisters (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 tender-hearted 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.
Beloved since its premiere in 1879, The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty) is a delightful farce of a classic that is fun for all ages.
Please note this production of The Pirates of Penzance will feature many of the favourite songs and scenes from the show, but will be a condensed version of the production.
With tons of wonderful roles for everyone, fantastic music and dancing, and SWORDFIGHTING AND STAGE COMBAT training (yay!), this promises to be the hit of the season, with something for everyone! Join us for the most fun you’ll have on the high C’s!
The Pirates of Penzance
Music by Arthur Sullivan & Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
Workshop: Mon. Aug. 8 – Thurs. Aug. 11; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. and Fri. Aug. 12; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, at the Gladstone Theatre, Ottawa
(Aftercare “big screen movie time” available from Monday through Thursday for an additional fee of $30 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm)
Final Performance: Fri. Aug. 12 at 4:00 pm (Final performance may be live, or video recorded, depending on COVID-19 safety restrictions at the time)
Ages: Ages 6 through 16
Workshop Fee: $345.00 (no HST)
(includes script, costumes, and all workshop materials)
1. Click on the link below which will take you to our payment portal.
2. Once payment is completed you will receive an email within 24 hours with a Registration Link.
3. Once your registration forms have been submitted you will be fully registered!