Frederic can’t wait to turn 21. He never really wanted to be a pirate and sail the Cornish Main. But for now he’s caught between a marauding crew that lacks killer instinct, a squad of overly empathetic policemen, and a modern major-general’s bevy of purposeful daughters.

Chock-a-block with wit, charm and a treasure chest of hits, Gilbert and Sullivan sail triumphantly back into Holland Park.

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