Blast from the past: Pirates of Penzance

Once in a while we take a look back at an MTS show from years gone by….

As part of the celebrations for our centenary year in 2008 MTS staged the much-loved Gilbert & Sullivan classic, Pirates of Penzance.

First staged in 1908 just after MTS had been formed (then known as Salisbury Amateur Operatic Society), The Pirates of Penzance is a comic operetta  which tells the story of Frederic, an apprentice Pirate who falls in love with Mabel, the Major General’s daughter.
This 2008 production saw Jevan McAuley and Georgina Taylor taking the lead roles of Frederic and Mabel, ably supported by Michael Bowyer and David Coxon reprising the roles of the Major General and Sergeant of Police. Pictured above are Frederic (Jevan McAuley), the Pirate King (Christian Jull) and Ruth (Kate Sheppard). 
MTS earned three Curtain Call Award nominations for this production; Best Director for Ken Robertson-Scott, Best Musical Director for John Dempster and Best Newcomer for Jevan McAuley.

View the full cast list, reviews and photo gallery here.