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The Pirates


by Stephen Storace and James Cobb



Saturday 24 March 2018

HEART Headingley, Leeds


Sunday 25 March

Yorkshire Dance





Written in 1792 by Stephen Storace (music) and James Cobb (lyrics and dialogue) ‘The Pirates’ is an anarchic comic opera with a colourful cast of characters.


Don Altador - with his servant, Blazio - sets out to rescue his love, Donna Aurora, from her guardian, the wicked Don Gaspero, who wants her to marry his nephew, Guillermo. The daring duo try all they can to rescue Donna Aurora, but with Don Gaspero always one step ahead of the game, will all be happily ever after? ...


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We would like to thank Wade's Charity, the Didymus Trust, and the Postlethwaite Music Foundation for their support.

Audience feedback for our previous community production, 'Cinderella'


“Welcoming, imaginative, entertaining, enjoyable”


“Beautifully arranged and great performance”


“A lovely production which created a beautiful atmosphere. Only criticism was that it didn't go on for longer!"




Rehearsals for Act II Scene 1, 'Hear Our Suit'


Isabelle Chousmer-Kerr, Anna Prosser, Heather Watson