The Pirates of Penzance - November 2010
Cast List (in order of appearance)
Frederic was, as a child, apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted, orphaned pirates by his nurse who, being hard of hearing, had mistaken her master's instructions to apprentice the boy to a pilot. Having completed his 21st year, Frederic is released from his apprenticeship to return to respectable society. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on February 29 and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
The Pirate King and Frederic discuss his release
Frederic meets Mabel
The Penzance Police Force
Mabel tells her father and sisters of her love
Frederic tells Mabel he must serve another 63 years