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Pirates of Penzance 1882Mr R D'Oyly Carte's Opera Company

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After two successful visits to the central belt theatres, Pirates at last went further north, to cities where The Sorcerer and HMS Pinafore were already popular favourites. The cast included Alice Aynsley Cook,  from a family more readily associated with the Carl Rosa company. On this tour, the curtain-raiser played to get the audience prepared for the main work was a frivolous but successful little operetta called Mock Turtles.

This cast is taken from The Comet, a 'Theatrical Programme and Critical Journal' of Dundee Theatre Royal (in Dundee City Library's Lamb Collection). Each theatre on the tour provided its own sets, either taken from existing stock, or made new by the resident scene painter. Costumes would be brought by the touring management.

Further Scottish dates to be added.

Performance Cast

Samuel a Pirate Lieutenant

Mr W T Hemsley

Pirate King

G Walter Marnoch

Frederic a Pirate Apprentice

George Traverner

Ruth a Piratical Maid of all Work

Alice Aynsley Cook

Mabel Gen Stanley's Youngest Daughter

Esme Lee

Edith Gen Stanley's Daughter

Miss De Valence

Kate Gen Stanley's Daughter

Miss A Bernard

Isabel Gen Stanley's Daughter

Josephine Findlay

Major-General Stanley

David Fisher jnr

Sergeant of Police

George Marler

Performance DatesPirates of Penzance 1882

Map List

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

8 May, 00.00 9 May, 19.30 10 May, 19.30 11 May, 19.30 12 May, 19.30 13 May, 19.00

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 May, 00.00 23 May, 00.00 24 May, 00.00 25 May, 00.00 26 May, 00.00 27 May, 00.00

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