24th – 27th October John McIntosh Arts Centre, Fulham

The Pirates of Penzance (Australian Version)

WLOS is delighted to bring this wonderfully updated version of The Pirates of Penzance to the stage, which allows today’s theatregoer a fresh look at this classic. Almost all the original songs and tunes are included – there is a ‘pop feel’ to many of the chorus numbers but the most beautiful solos are true to the original. The end product keeps the spirit of Gilbert and Sullivan, but is much more accessible for today’s audiences. It is the story of Pirates for a musical theatre age. Simon Gallaher’s Essgee Entertainment has brought Gilbert and Sullivan into the twenty-first century through modern orchestrations, a unique and funky female chorus and a fabulous megamix finale. In the producers’ own words – this is pure musical theatre it is not an operetta!

Get a flavour of the new style with this YouTube playlist or watch the mega-mix below

Creative team

Director: Matt Bentley
Musical Director: Ashley Harvey
Assistant MD: Katie Scott
Choreographer: Kim Schenkelaars

Audition details

Auditions: Tuesday 17th July 8-10pm, Sunday 22nd July 7-10pm, and Sunday 29th July 7 – 10pm Wimbledon Village Hall.
Application deadline EXTENDED: 7pm Saturday 28th July

All of the information, including the audition application form, can be found in our cast information folder on our Google Drive. Please ensure that you have read the full audition pack before applying for your audition, it contains essential information that we will assume you have read and agree to.

Tickets will be on sale in August.