Gilbert and Sullivan return to Holland Park for the first time in twenty years.

Apprenticed to a gang of pirates since his infancy, Frederic falls in love at first sight with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Unfortunately, the terms of Frederic’s apprenticeship prove to be more complicated than he thought. A leap year baby, he will not have completed his obligations to the pirates until his dotage. Romance, duty and tongue-twisting comic patter songs collide in a knockabout conflict of loyalties, in one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operas.

Picnic table booking

Enjoy your picnic on site before the show and during the interval in one of our beautiful picnicking areas. To reserve a table, please visit our Food and Drink page.