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Swashbuckling adventure with tender-hearted pirates and bumbling policemen!

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in September 2016, for piratical goings-on in one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous and popular hits, The Pirates of Penzance.

As a child, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted pirates, by his hard-of-hearing nurse, who misheard her instructions.

Today Frederic celebrates the completion of his 21st year, which means he is now free to return to society and respectability, or so he thinks.

Throw into the mix a Major General who knows nothing of military strategy, his large family, and the timid police force, and you have all the ingredients for a fun-filled adventure.

To help everyone discover (or re-discover) their inner pirate, a specially created newspaper, with instructions, will be available to all audience members, so they can make their very own pirate hat!

Performances run from Thursday, 22 September 2016 to Saturday, 24 September 2016, starting at 7:30pm each evening, plus a Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm.

Tickets are priced at £12 (Adults); £10 (Concessions), with under 16s free, and are available from The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office: 01904 501935 or online at

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