Pirates of Penzance at Cutty Sark


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Essential information

Date and time: 
Thurs 21 - Sun 24 March 2019 | Doors open 7pm | Show starts 7.45pm
Cutty Sark, Sammy Ofer gallery
Cutty Sark Lates

Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance comes to Cutty Sark as part of the ship's 150th birthday celebrations. 

Buckle your swash and enjoy an evening packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, improbable paradoxes - and realistic women.  A cocktail of Victorian light party fun with a twist of Merry Opera.

The Pirates of Penzance remains to this day one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most beloved operas. Comical, tender and musically rich, this rendition of The Pirates of Penzance is directed by John Ramster, who most recently directed Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Norway. 

Your ticket will include a welcome drink. 

Under 18s/Student tickets available for Sunday's performance at £18 - Please call Bookings on +44 (0)20 8312 6608

Cutty Sark 150

Ships and Shores: Stories of the Sea

2019 marks the 150th birthday of Cutty Sark, and we are very excited to be celebrating her history. Throughout the year, Cutty Sark Theatre will be hosting a variety of performances related to the magnificent maritime history to be found in Cutty Sark's records. 

Merry Opera's performance will take place at the end of March, marking one month's progress of the build of Cutty Sark exactly 150 years ago.

About Merry Opera

Merry Opera is a professional opera company that has been touring for the last 10 years, and have been seen by more than 54,000 audience members.

Our diverse range of singers go on to Glyndebourne, Grange Park, Wexford and young artists' programmes in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Freiburg. The leading ladies in our la Traviata, which we toured to Malaysia in 2012, were even snapped up by Wexford and Vienna for that same role! One of our singers won the Bayreuth Wagner prize and has since sung at the Royal Opera House and the Festival Hall.

Merry Opera has a nice line in these slightly off-beat touring shows, performing them with charm, energy and wit. (Opera Now)

The future of opera is being seeded here, and it needs nurturing. (The Daily Telegraph)

This is opera for people who don't like opera, but more interestingly it's also opera for those that love it. (New Statesman)