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Tue, 15 Feb


Godalming Borough Hall

The Pirates of Penzance - Godalming Operatic Society

Godalming Operatic Society is back with one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas, The Pirates of Penzance. Godalming Borough Hall Feb 15th to 19th at 7:30pm Saturday Matinee 2:30pm

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The Pirates of Penzance - Godalming Operatic Society
The Pirates of Penzance - Godalming Operatic Society

Time & Location

15 Feb 2022, 19:30 – 19 Feb 2022, 22:00

Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming GU7 1HT, UK

About the Event

The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. 

The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

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