|Conductor: Josh Clarke|
|directs the orchestra|
|Flutes: Lucy Rigby & Siân Rayner|
|Oboe: Helen Skinner|
|clarinet: Sam Nugée bassoon: Miranda Cunis|
violas: Anna Heltmann & Zoe Fitzsimmons
|Make-Up Artist: Georgie McGoven|
|Samuel (Gruffydd Evans) takes exception when|
Frederic (Jonathan Wood)
says he doesn't want to be a common pirate
| Pirate Kng (Andrew Horton ):|
"It is your duty to destroy us . . . "
|Frederic's Nanny, Ruth (Lucy Harrison)|
still loves him
|"Oh, he will take you with him."|
|"I'll live and die a pirate king"|
|"Hurrah for the Pirate King!"|
|"Compared with other women,|
how are you?"
"I am quite well."
|"Who has ventured to approach this|
all but inaccessible lair?"
|"Confusion! It is the voices of young girls!|
If he should see them I am lost."
|"By all that's marvelous, a bevy of beautiful maidens!"|
|"You told me you were fair as gold."|
"And, master, am I not so?"
|"Climbing over rocky mountain,|
skipping rivulet and fountain."
|Edith (Penny Caudle): "Let us gaily tread the measure . . . "|
|" . . . of its own especial pleasure."|
|Kate (Nicola Caws):|
"What a picturesque spot! I wonder where we are!"
|"But how thoroughly delightful it is to be so entirely alone!"|
|Nicola Caws, Penny Caudle, Olivia Bussey|
"But what shall we do until Papa
and the servants arrive with the luncheon?"
|"Suppose we take off our shoes and stockings and paddle?"|
"Yes, yes! The very thing!"
|"Stop ladies, pray!"|
|"It is my bounden duty to inform you|
that your proceedings will not be unwitnessed!"
|"A pirate! Horror!"|
"Ladies, do not shun me!"
|Mabel (Nicola Wilkes):|
"Poor wandering one!"
|"Take heart, fair days will shine . . . "|
|" . . . Take any heart. Take mine!"|
|"Ah yes! Ah yes! This is exceeding gladness!"|
|"Did ever a pirate loathed|
forsake his hideous mission?"
|"Did ever a maiden close|
her eyes on waking sadness?"
|"To dream of such exceeding gladness?"|
|"Did ever pirate roll his soul in guilty dreaming . . . "|
|" . . . and wake to find that soul|
with peace and virtue beaming?"
|Reprise: "Did ever a maiden wake . . . "|
|" . . . To find himself betrothed . . . "|
|" . . . To lady of position!"|
|"Stay, we must not lose our senses.|
Men who stick at no offences,
will anon be here."
|"We have missed our opportunity|
of escaping with impunity."
|"Father is a Major-General!"|
|"Yes, yes, I am a Major-General!"|
|"I am the very model|
of a modern Major-General"
|"I've information vegetable,|
animal, and mineral . . . "
|"He is the very model of|
a modern Major-General."
|"You'll say a better Major-General|
has never sat a gee."
|"I am the very model of a modern Major-General."|
|"We object to Major-Generals as fathers-in-law."|
"But wait a bit. I object to pirates as sons-in-law."
|"All except this gentleman -|
who means to lead a blameless life evermore."
|"I am an orphan boy."|
"How sad, an orphan boy."
|"See, at your feet they kneel. Your hearts you cannot steel|
against the sad, sad tale of the lonely orphan boy!"
~ I N T E R V A L ~
|The pupils of Broadclyst Community Primary School|
are thoroughly enjoying the show!
|and impressed by the G&S Society 'gobo'|
~ A C T T W O ~
|"Dear Father, why leave your bed at this untimely hour?"|
|"I am no orphan!"|
|"Go ye heroes, go to glory!"|
|"These attentions are well meant."|
|"We are going to meet their fate."|
|"Go to glory and the grave."|
|"Still to us it's evident, these attentions are well meant."|
|"With cat-like tread, upon our prey we steal."|
|Sergeant of Police (Peter Good): "Tarantara! Tarantara!"|
|"Frederic, save us!"|
To find out how the story ends:
Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Tues-Sat 12-16 February 7.30pm
(Saturday matinée 2.30pm)
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Tickets: £10 - £16
(student standby £8)
Exeter Northcott: 01392 493493
|A fabulous company|
|- and a superb orchestra|