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The Pirates of Penzance to be reimagined as ‘dance spectacular’

Pirates! will open in the UK in 2019.
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Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance is being reimagined as a danced-through musical.

Pirates! will be directed and choreographed by Daryl Gray, and will open in the UK in 2019. Dates and a venue have yet to be confirmed.

Producers described the show as “a bold reinvention” of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “universally renowned and celebrated show”.

The score will have new arrangements and orchestrations by Steve Sidwell.

Design is by Morgan Large, with lighting be Ben Cracknell, sound by Terry Jardine and Luke Swaffield, and casting by Gabrielle Dawes.

It will be produced in the UK by Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W Batman, with New Level Productions. Julian Stoneman is executive producer.