I'm about to do Pirates of Penzance with Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre, this will bear no resemblance to Johnny Depp et al whatsoever! I'm playing Frederick, and while I did wonder if any of Depp / Keith Richards could be brought into it, I'm afraid he needs to be more Tim Nice but Dim than Captain Jack. As I mentioned in an earlier post this is the company's 25th anniversary production so expect some good effects.
This production brings Pirates up to the 1920s - for some reason - so if you've ever wondered what Pirates wore in the 1920s get yourself along. I can confirm that as traditionalists they were still using swords. No wonder they couldn't make piracy pay in a world full of gun toting orphans!
Its selling well but there are tickets left for most performances apart from Saturday night.