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.

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.