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  (in credits order)
Jon English ... The Pirate King
Helen Donaldson ... Mabel Stanley
Toni Lamond ... Ruth
Derek Metzger ... Major-General Stanley
Tim Tyler ... The Police Sergeant
Susie French ... Edith (The Fabulous Singlettes)
Melissa Langton ... Kate (The Fabulous Singlettes)
Anna Butera ... Isabel (The Fabulous Singlettes)
Marc James ... Samuel
Simon Gallaher ... Frederic
Glynn Nicholas ... The Original Major-General Stanley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Barry-Smith ... Pirate
Christophe Broadway ... Pirate
David Coombs ... Pirate
Robert Dale ... Pirate

Michael Falzon ... Pirate
Gary Jones ... Pirate
David Lowe ... Pirate
Emma Powell ... Booth Singer
Peter Rees ... Pirate
David Scotchford ... Pirate
Anthony Weigh ... Pirate in kilt
Jenny Wilson ... Booth Singer
Lachlan Youngberg ... Pirate

Directed by
Peter Butler 
Craig Schaefer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William S. Gilbert 
Melvyn Morrow  additional material

Produced by
Simon Gallaher .... producer
Sound Department
Malcolm Batty .... sound producer
Yossi Gabbay .... sound engineer
Stephen J. Hope .... sound engineer
Music Department
Jason Barry-Smith .... chorus master
Kevin Hocking .... composer: additional music
Kevin Hocking .... orchestrator
Other crew
Craig Schaefer .... stage director: operetta

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[first lines]
Pirates:[sings] Pour, o pour the pirate sherry.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Great Fun, 14 April 2006
Author: yum-yum_is_my_heroine from Australia

I love 'The Pirates of Penzance'! Jon English, Simon Gallaher and Derek Metzger are all fantastic as their respective characters. My favourite person in this is Helen Donaldson, who is an absolutely adorable Mabel. Her voice is lovely and she hits every high note. She looks like a 10-year-old in 'When the Foeman Bares His Steel' though! Essgee have done a great job in updating a G&S show and I admit its not one for purists! Toni Lamond, the first woman to ever appear on Australian television, is a very sad, yet funny (!), Ruth. All of the songs in it are fantastic, even if they are all performed on synthesisers. Gallaher's rendition of 'Oh Is There Not One Maiden Here' is very sweet and heart-melting. Donaldson's 'Poor Wandering One' is AMAZING! Her coloratura is very well done. English's comic timing is great, especially 'Dear Pirate King I love your purple pants...' and he performs well with the other cast members, especially Toni Lamond, Helen Donaldson and Simon Gallaher. Any fan of musicals, especially Australian, should see this!

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