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Writers:
William S. Gilbert
Melvyn Morrow (additional material)
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1994 (Australia) See more »
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Cast

  (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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Quotes:
[first lines]
Pirates:[sings] Pour, o pour the pirate sherry.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Pirates of Penzance (1972) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Oh, Better Far To Live And DieSee more »

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G&S? I don't think so!, 5 January 2012

If this is what Australians do to Gilbert and Sullivan, I'm just grateful I don't live in Australia. And this is not "little Englander" chauvinism - I absolutely loved the US reworking in "Papp's Pirates", with the splendid Kevin Kline, Patricia Routledge and company. This is a perfectly awful burlesque of that fabulous production, and so derivative I'm surprised there weren't intellectual property law implications. "Moronic" one reviewer called it, and I can only agree.

I could pity Sir William and Sir Arthur spinning in their graves at this production - except that they would not recognise it. Whatever this appalling pantomime is - it ain't Gilbert and Sullivan!

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