Events Diary

Did You Know?

  • This was our Platinum Jubilee production, our 71st show and our 8th "Pirates of Penzance". Society's 70th year logo
    Pirates has become something of an anniversary event for us, having also performed this operetta for our Silver Anniversary, our 40th year, our Golden Jubilee in 1999 and our Diamond Jubilee in 2009.
  • Take a look at our previous productions of "Pirates".

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  • This year we had a new production team.
    Our Director, Jeremy Shoesmith, is no stranger to the Society having appeared with us on a number of occasions, notably in 1999 as Frederic in the 1999 production of Pirates and as Samuel in the 2009 production. Jeremy has directed his home Society (Heckmondwike Players) for several years, including a production of Pirates in 2016.
  • We also welcomed a new Musical Director, Adam Boniface, who worked with Jeremy on "Pirates". Adam is also no stranger to the Society having been a percussionist for our production of "The Gondoliers" in 2017.
Pirates 2019 Programme

Producer/Director : Jeremy Shoesmith
Musical Director : Adam Boniface


Major-General Stanley: Malcolm Parkinson
The Pirate King:
(Pirate Chief)
David Parker
(A Pirate Apprentice)
Leon Waksberg
(His Lieutenant)
Edwin Kirkwood
Sergeant of Police: Robert Thurman
(A Piratical Maid-of-all-work)
Anne Likeman
(General Stanley's 'youngest' daughter)
Carol Parkinson
More of General Stanley's daughters
Edith:Stephanie Roe
Kate:Bex Barker
Isabel:Rita Jno-Baptiste
Chorus of Pirates, Policemen and Daughters:

Fi Baker, Liz Blount, Simon Bray, Helen Carbutt, Marilyn Cooper, Jennifer Day, David Hall, Lyndsey Hall, Tracey Hook, Tony Johnson, Debbie Moores, Steve Roe, Lee Stone, Kath Thurman

"Pirates" in pictures