After last year’s successes of Evita and Shout!, the mutli-talented Concept Players return with a swashbuckling farce full of brilliant humour, wonderful melodies and razor-sharp wit.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes. Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on 29 February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel? One thing is sure, with Gilbert and Sullivan, the path to true love is never straightforward.