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The Pirates of Penzance   
The Slave of Duty


Martin Beck Theatre, (9/06/1934 - 12/11/1934)
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Opening Date: Sep 06, 1934    
Closing Date: Dec 11, 1934 Total Performances: 14

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic operetta in two acts
Setting: A rocky seashore on the coast of Cornwall. A ruined chapel by moonlight.
Comments: Opened 9/6/34, closed 9/8/34 after 4 perfs.; re-opened 10/8-10/34 for 4 perfs; re-opened 12/10-11/34 for 2 perfs. (with "Cox and Box"); re-opened 11/8-10/34 for 4 perfs. (with "Trial by Jury").

Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Isidore Godfrey
Directed by James McRobbie Gordon
Scenic Design by George Sheringham; Costume Design by George Sheringham
Maisie BaxterKate
General Stanley's Daughter
Marjorie EyreEdith
General Stanley's Daughter
Darrell FancourtThe Pirate King
Kathleen FrancesMabel
General Stanley's Daughter
Dorothy GillRuth
Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'
Sydney GranvilleThe Sergeant of Police
Martyn GreenMajor General Stanley
Elizabeth Nickell-LeanIsabel
General Stanley's Daughter
Derek OldhamFrederic
the Pirate Apprentice
Richard WalkerSamuel
The Pirate King's Lieutenant
ACT 1 Sung By
Pour, O Pour The Pirate SherryThe Pirate King, Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Pirates
When Frederic Was A Little LadRuth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work')
Oh, Better Far To Live And DieThe Pirate King and Pirates
Oh, False One, You Have Deceived Me!Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work') and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Climbing Over Rocky MountainEdith (General Stanley's Daughter), Kate (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
Stop, Ladies, Pray! Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Oh, Is There Not One Maiden BreastFrederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Poor Wandering OneMabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
What Ought We To Do?Edith (General Stanley's Daughter), Kate (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
How Beautifully Blue The SkyMabel (General Stanley's Daughter), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Stay, We Must Not Lose Our SensesFrederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Daughters and Pirates
Hold, Monsters!Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter), Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant), Major General Stanley, Daughters and Pirates
I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-GeneralMajor General Stanley and Ensemble
Oh, Men of Dark and Dismal FateEnsemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Oh, Dry The Glistening TearMabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
Then FredericMajor General Stanley and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
When The Foeman Bares His SteelThe Sergeant of Police, Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter), Police and Daughters
Now For The Pirates' Lair!Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice), The Pirate King and Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work')
When You Had Left Our Pirate FoldRuth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and The Pirate King
My Eyes Are Fully OpenFrederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work') and The Pirate King
Away, Away! My Heart's On FireRuth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'), The Pirate King and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
All Is PreparedMabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Stay, Frederic, Stay!Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Sorry Her LotMabel (General Stanley's Daughter)
No, I Am BraveMabel (General Stanley's Daughter), The Sergeant of Police and Police
When A Felon's Not Engaged In His EmploymentThe Sergeant of Police and Police
A Rollicking Band Of Pirates WePirates, The Sergeant of Police and Police
With Cat-Like Tread, Upon Our Prey We StealPirates, Police and Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant)
Hush, Hush! Not A WordFrederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Pirates, Police and Major General Stanley
Sighing Softly To The RiverMajor General Stanley and Ensemble