The Pirates of Penzance

Australian Production (1984)

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Cast Highlights

Pirate King
Sergeant of Police

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • Pour, O Pour the Pirate Sherry .... Pirate King, Samuel, Frederic, Pirates
  • When Frederic was a Little Lad .... Ruth
  • Oh, Better Far to Live and Die .... Pirate King, Pirates
  • Oh False One, You Have Deceived Me! .... Ruth, Frederic
  • Climbing Over Rocky Mountains .... Daughters
  • Stop, Ladies, Pray! .... Frederic, Daughters
  • Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast .... Frederic, Daughters
  • Poor Wandering One .... Mabel, Daughters
  • What Ought We to Do? .... Kate, Edith, Daughters
  • How Beautifully Blue the Sky .... Mabel, Frederic, Daughters
  • Stay, We Must Not Lose Our Senses .... Frederic, Daughters, Pirates
  • Hold, Monsters! .... Mabel, Samuel, Major-General Stanley, Daughters, Pirates
  • I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General .... Major-General Stanley, Ensemble
  • Oh, Men of Dark and Dismal Fate .... Ensemble

Act Two

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  • Oh, Dry the Glistening Tear .... Mabel, Daugthers
  • Then Frederic .... Major-General Stanley, Frederic
  • When the Foeman Bares his Steel .... Sergeant of Police, Mabel, Police, Daughters
  • Now for the Pirates' Lair! .... Frederic, Pirate King, Ruth
  • When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold .... Ruth, Frederic, Pirate King
  • My Eyes are Fully Open .... Frederic, Ruth, Pirate King
  • Away, Away! My Heart's on Fire .... Ruth, Pirate King, Frederic
  • All is Prepared .... Mabel, Frederic
  • Stay, Frederic, Stay! .... Mabel, Frederic
  • Sorry Her Lot .... Mabel
  • No, I am Brave .... Mabel, Sergeant of Police, Police
  • When a Felon's Not Engaged in his Employment .... Sergeant of Police, Police
  • A Rollicking Band of Pirates We .... Pirates, Sergeant of Police, Police
  • With Cat-Like Tread, Upon Our Prey We Steal .... Pirates, Police, Samuel
  • Hush, Hush! Not a Word .... Frederic, Pirates, Police, Major-General Stanley
  • Sighing Softly to the River .... Major-General Stanley, Ensemble
  • Finale .... Ensemble

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Trivia & History

  • Followed by a national tour that ran for three years.
  • In 1985, Pirates was the first production in the new Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane and set attendance records that were not overtaken until The Phantom of the Opera several years later.

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