Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29th February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, how will he resist being forced to endure a life of crime until he is 84 - and will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long? With hilarious melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit, "The Pirates of Penzance" is as fresh as if it had been written today. It is packed-full of memorable songs such as "To be a Pirate King!"; "Modern Major General" and "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One”.
The Castle grounds will be open an hour before the performance start time. Please bring your own low-backed chairs or rug and warm clothes. Refreshments will be available on site at these events. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy. There is level wheelchair access to performance site, but no public parking on site. Performances continue in all but the very worst weather. Tickets are non-refundable.