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The reflections and comments of a resident in Southsea, Portsmouth, England.

Monday, 6 March 2017

I am the very model of a modern Major General!

I still remember the first time I watched the Pirates of Penzance and I think it was on the stage of the New Theatre Royal in the year 2001. It was the very first production under the music direction of Colin Jagger.

Larry Cunningham played the part of the Major General so memorably that I still call him Major General whenever I see him. Hopefully we will see him in the audience this week for the University of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society is performing Pirates of Penzance at the New Theatre Royal from 9th to 11th March.

The story goes like this...Frederic reaches his 21st birthday and tries to release himself from the life of piracy to which he was mistakenly apprenticed as a boy. Having met the girl of his dreams however, a terrible revelation is made which throws his life into confusion.

Chaos ensues in the following battle between the pirates and the police in one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comedies.

This production by the University of Portsmouth Dramatic & Musical Society is supported by the University Orchestra which plays from parts specially prepared by Colin from Sullivan’s autograph manuscript.


Thu 9th March 2017 - 19:30
Fri 10th March 2017 - 19:30
Sat 11th March 2017 - 14:30 / 19:30
Standard£14
Concession£11
Family Ticket for FOUR people (max two adults)£40
Family Ticket for FIVE people (max two adults)£50

Ticket prices shown are inclusive of Restoration Levy and Booking Fee.

Box office 023 9264 9000





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