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The Pirates of Penzance (1982)

| Comedy, Musical | TV Movie
As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last ... See full summary »

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As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last over and he happily leaves the service of the pirates. When Frederic meets the beautiful Mabel, one of the many daughters (or wards in Chancery) of Major-General Stanley, they fall in love and decide to marry. However, complications arise when the pirates decide to marry the rest of the Major-General's daughters, themselves - and Frederic's birthdate turns out to be not all it seems. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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Watch the little pirate that the pirate king leans on when the pirates are singing their bit in "If he's telling a terrible story..." That little pirate is singing the same as the rest of the gang but his mouth doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the words. See more »

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The women's chorus was great.
24 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of the five productions I have seen of "The Pirates of Penzance," two of them being high school productions, this is the worst. Most of the actors simply dash off their lines without any expression whatever. Keith Mitchell in the role of the Major-General is an exception, I thoroughly enjoyed his performance, and Gillian Knight as Ruth was an absolute delight. I did not enjoy Alexander Oliver as Frederic. He seemed bored with the character. The Pirate King, played by Peter Allen, was passable, but not exceptional. The chorus of women was excellent, but the men were mediocre. I would recommend the 1985 version done by the Stratford Company or even the ridiculous 1980 TV move over this production.


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