The Empire Theatres have celebrated this year’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day in style, with the release of tickets to the 2018 Empire Theatres major production, Essgee’s Pirates of Penzance.
Tickets to the performance, which is to be on stage from March 14-17 next year, are now on sale online and via the box office now.
This hilarious musical takes the audience on a rollick over the high seas in a production full of adventure, gentlemanly pirates and General’s daughters.
Pirates of Penzance follows the exploits of young pirate apprentice Frederic who, after finding out his hard of hearing nursemaid Ruth mistakenly apprenticed him to pirates instead of pilots he vows to exterminate all Pirates in an attempt to atone for his past criminal deeds.
Upon reaching the mainland Fredric happens upon a bevy of beautiful young women to which he appeals to help him reform. Mabel the major Generals daughter takes pity on him and sets the characters on a hilarious path of half truths, deceptions and revenge.
Through catchy songs and entertaining characters this endearing story will leave you wanting to set sail on your own piratey adventure!
Heritage Bank CEO Peter Lock said supporting the Empire Theatre’s major production each year was about helping make the community richer and stronger.
“We’re delighted to help bring this production of Pirates of Penzance to the stage in 2018. That will be the 12th year in a row we’ve been the sponsor of the Empire Theatre’s major annual production.
“We support this event not just because it provides wonderful entertainment for the people of the region, but also because of the contribution it makes to the area's artistic community.
“It’s a chance for everyone involved to develop their skills, not just the actors on the stage, but all the people who work behind the scenes to make it all possible.
“I can’t wait to see the end result on stage next year.”
Social distancing measures have been put in place across the venue including queue controls. All patrons are asked to maintain the adequate distance from other guests outside their group.
Seats have been allocated to each booking group allowing adequate social distancing between each group. It is important you sit in your allocated seat.
We have increased our hygiene facilities. We have installed hand sanitising stations throughout the theatre and enhanced cleaning measures during and between shows, including high-frequency touchpoints.
Contactless payment is the preferred method of payment in both the Ticket Office and Bar Areas
All patrons are required to provide name, address, phone and email before each performance.
All staff and patrons are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay home if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App.