Tread The Planks – Marton Operatic to perform ‘The Pirates Of Penzance’ to help support the RNLI

Barry Parkinson posted on Jul 10 2018

Some of the cast of The Pirates Of Penzance

Some of the cast of The Pirates Of Penzance

Rehearsals are under way for ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ on at the Lowther Pavilion October 16th – 20th.  Marton Operatic are proud to be helping to support the RNLI.

A swashbuckling comedy for children and adults alike. Come along – dressed as a pirate if you wish – and join them on the rocky Cornwall seashore to meet the famous Pirates of Penzance.

The Story follows Frederic, who has served his apprenticeship with the Pirates and his duty is done – for he is the Slave of Duty. Now free from the Pirates (it seems) he will live a blameless life and atone for his Piracy by turning the Pirates over to the police. Thanks to Gilbert’s crazy plot, it all turns out quite differently with the help of a modern Major-General, his incredibly large bevy of daughters and a police force who are even more hopeless at their task than the Pirates. Needless to say, the story ends happily.

Memorable  songs for rollicking Pirates and plodding Police, soaring love ballads and catchy choruses all play us through this classic Gilbert & Sullivan mixture of absurdity and beauty. It’s delightful entertainment for all ages.

The show runs from Tue 16th to Sat 20th October at Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St Annes. Admission £14, children and students £5. Box office 01253 794221 or visit

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