The Pirates of Penzance at the Minack
    By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

    19:30, Mon 17th – Fri 21st September 2018 at The Minack Theatre
    Summer Vacation

    An apprentice to a band of pirates, Frederic has turned 21 and has chosen to leave piracy forever. As he says farewell to his former colleagues, who should appear but the beautiful Mabel, daughter to the esteemed Major General Stanley, and her many sisters. The two fall in love, and despite the group initially being captured by the pirates, they are soon released as the pirates have a soft spot for orphans, which Major General Stanley exploits. But despite a seemingly perfect life ahead for Frederic and Mabel, the pirates soon find a way to get at Frederic's sense of duty to the pirates...

    The CUG&S society is taking the famous The Pirates of Penzance where it belongs, to the Minack Theatre in Cornwall (near the actual Penzance)! It will be an amazing show in an amazing space and amazing amounts of fun for all involved!

    The production is put together on site as the cast, crew, and orchestra live and work together in the idyllic village of Paul in Cornwall (a short drive from the theatre). The cast will arrive on the 2nd of September to begin rehearsals, with the orchestra following a week later.


    Pirate King
    Sergeant of Police
    Major-General Stanley
    General Stanley's Daughter


    Production Team

    Musical Director
    Production Manager
    Assistant Director
    Stage Manager
    Sound Designer
    Head Carpenter
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Technical Director
    Assistant Producer
    Chief Electrician
    Costume Designer ,
    Company Manager – ,
    Set Designer
    Assistant Musical Director
    Accompanist – ,
    Lighting Technician –
    Costume designer