Society celebrates pirate's birthday

Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society are producing The Pirates of Penzance this year, when it will be one of the leading character's 160th birthday.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th February 2016, 8:41 am

Frederick, a pirate, was born on February 29,1856, which makes him (officially) 160 but - owing to many leap years - he is only really 40, which complicates his life in a way that only W.S. Gilbert could create.

The Pirates of Penzance will be performed at the Medway Centre, Bakewell on June 9, 10 and 11.

The society performs a varied repertoire of other musical styles and works contemporary to G&S in concert performances throughout the year all over north Derbyshire, including Chatsworth.