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Pirates of Penzance 2018

Say goodbye to Promac Productions’ ‘The Pirates of Penzance' in their final Australian tour!

The 21st Anniversary Australian Tour makes its last performance at the Portland Arts Centre!

This Production of Pirates of Penzance is sure to be the best ever, but be warned the Pirates are in no mood for mucking around. This production will contain “NUTS” and “DONALD TRUMP” additives.

Starring Australian music theatre star Philip Gould as the swashbuckling “Pirate King”, veteran comic star baritone Brian Hannan as the “Major General” and “The Police Sergeant”, international soprano Alison Jones as “Mabel”, Opera Australia mezzo Caroline Vercoe as “Ruth” and the versatile Chris McKenna as “Frederic”.

Thursday 22 February, 7:30pm
Adult: $35, Concession: $30, Under 16s / Student: $20, Family: $90
Duration: 85 minutes, plus interval

Friday 23 February, 11:00am
Morning Music: $20
Duration: 85 minutes, no interval.

Friday 23 February, 7:30pm
Adult: $35, Concession: $30, Under 16s / Student: $20, Family: $90
Duration: 85 minutes, plus interval



Their lives could have been written so differently: the story of Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore’s lost love.

Still revered across Australia, Henry Lawson is one of the nation’s favourite writers and poets. His contemporary, Mary Gilmore, was a literary icon and radical socialist.
Both were heroes of literature that had enormous influence over each other.
Both were secretly betrothed to each other.

At the end of the 19th Century, Mary Gilmore was introduced to the young Henry Lawson. As their friendship developed, Mary found herself caught in the midst of an intense relationship between Henry and his formidable mother, the suffragette Louise Lawson.
What followed was the beginning of a love affair, soon thwarted by a devastating deception.
Taken from excerpts from the couple’s surviving letters, this is the first time Henry and Mary’s forbidden relationship has been brought to the professional stage.

Portland Arts Centre
Friday 16 March, 10:30am & 7:30pm
Adult: $35, Concession: $30, Under 16s / Student: $20

Duration: 100 minutes including interval

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