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The cast and crew of the Pirates of Penzance are enjoying their rehearsals for the show which will be staged at St George’s Guildhall in Lynn from February 3-5.

Evening performances will be at 7.30pm each evening with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

There will be bucket collections at each performance to raise money for Tapping House Hospice on February 3, Dementia UK on February 4, Motor Neurone Disease Association at the Saturday matinee and Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday evening.

Members of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan society rehearsing for the Pirates of Penzance. (54218938)
Members of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan society rehearsing for the Pirates of Penzance. (54218938)

The plot surrounds the love interest Frederic, a dashing young pirate played by well-known Anil Chakrabarti, and Mabel, one of the General’s 11 daughters, beautifully sung and portrayed by Ellie Hiam.

There is the usual fiendishly Gilbertian twist to the tale and the pirates are eventually overcome by the comically hopeless local police force.

New director, Debbie Bennett, has included many comedy moments and lots of movement.

Members of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan society rehearsing for the Pirates of Penzance. (54218944)
Members of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan society rehearsing for the Pirates of Penzance. (54218944)

In an unusual twist she is even directing her father, playing Major-General Stanley, who tells a monstrous lie in order to escape from the notorious band of pirates.

The company also has a new musical director, Richard Winch who sings and acts professionally both at home and abroad.

He has appeared on radio and television, performed Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with the D’Oyly Carte, famous for their productions of these works, and taught music in Swaffham and he brings a lively touch to the music.

Members of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan society rehearsing for the Pirates of Penzance. (54218947)
Members of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan society rehearsing for the Pirates of Penzance. (54218947)

Tickets are available from the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864 or kingslynncornexchange.co.uk



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