Comic classic for G&S fans

Opera della Luna's much-loved version of the Gilbert & Sullivan inspired classic The Parson's Pirates comes to Buxton Opera House on Tuesday June 5. Photo contributed.
Opera della Luna's much-loved version of the Gilbert & Sullivan inspired classic The Parson's Pirates comes to Buxton Opera House on Tuesday June 5. Photo contributed.
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COMIC operetta specialists Opera della Luna will be delighting Buxton Opera House audiences yet again with their much-loved version of the Gilbert & Sullivan inspired classic The Parson’s Pirates on Tuesday June 5, at 7.30pm.

Set in the parish hall of St Michael’s Under Ware, the Reverend Arthur Bender is staging a night of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance to raise money for church funds.

His cast consists of two churchwardens, a headstrong pianist and a number of recruits from the audience who are called on to fill in the other roles. Needless to say, a mixture of professionalism and rank incompetence, confusion and hilarity ensues.

The Parson’s Pirates is particularly impressive as a feat of storytelling since the second half of the evening comprises a full performance of The Pirates of Penzance, presented by a cast of just six performers (and many costume changes!).

Certain to have you rolling in the aisles, this production is a classic in the Opera della Luna canon.

The production features live music performed by an on-stage band.

Tickets for The Parson’s Pirates are priced at £15.50 and £17.50.

Call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.