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Merry pirates swashbuckling into Diss with Gilbert & Sullivan classic

PUBLISHED: 10:52 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:52 28 February 2019

Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera Company

Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera Company

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Buckle your swash and enjoy an evening packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, improbable paradoxes - and realistic women.

Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera CompanyGilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera Company

Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall in the latest visit from the acclaimed Merry Opera Company.

The Pirates of Penzance remains to this day one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved operas, comical, tender and musically rich.

Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera CompanyGilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera Company

This rendition promises to be a cocktail of Victorian light party fun with a twist of Merry Opera and is directed by John Ramster, who most recently directed Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Norway.

Merry Opera is a professional company that has been touring for the last 10 years. They have won fans with innovative and quirky productions of Kiss Me, Figaro!, The Barber of Seville and their critically acclaimed interpretation of Handel’s Messiah.

Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera CompanyGilbert & Sullivan's beloved Pirates of Penzance is being staged at Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Merry Opera Company

Their previous visits to Diss have included productions including The Marriage of Figaro, another classic favourite done in their inimitable style and re-set in the jazz clubs of the 1960s.

• The Pirates of Penzance will be performed at Diss Corn Hall on March 1, 7.30pm, £15 (£7 under-18s), 01379 652241, disscornhall.co.uk

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