We are pleased to announce a reduced and relaxed outdoors performance of The Pirates of Penzance on Sunday 4 August for families as part of the company’s award-winning outreach and education programme, Inspire.
Earlier this year, the OHP Inspire team set out from London to Cornwall, taking John Savournin’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s tongue-twisting comic opera on tour to schools and care homes in a project generously supported by OHP Members and Supporters. One stop short of Penzance, lockdown stopped them in their tracks, and the pirates fell silent.
On Sunday 2 August at 4pm, the pirates return to Holland Park, along with their sweethearts, their king, some disgruntled policemen and the very model of a modern Major General, to perform on the site where the company’s theatre normally stands.
Revived by Rosie Purdie, with Stuart Wild as musical director, the homecoming cast includes Maciek O’Shea, Daisy Brown, Peter Martin, Alistair Sutherland, Lotte Betts-Dean, Matthew Kellett, Henry Grant Kerswell, Hannah Boxall and Sophie Dicks. In line with Opera Holland Park’s regular dress code, fancy dress is optional. Grab some socially distanced floor cushions for your bubble, and join in the fun! And keep a weather eye on the horizon as this show will go on rain or shine.