Come and Sing The Pirates of Penzance
A Charles Court Opera performance
Come and sing the choruses from the audience, alongside CCO’s finest soloists in a concert performance.
Sat 22 July 8pm (rehearsal 3-6pm)
Moved to Hever Church
Charles Court Opera returns to Hever Castle with The Pirates of Penzance.
This special, gala performance stars G&S veteran Richard Suart as the Major General, who is well known to G&S audiences around the world. Come and join some of CCO’s very best performers as they transport you to Penzance for a very piratical adventure.
This special performance will be delivered expertly by a first rate cast well known to G&S audiences, including Richard Suart (D’Oyly Carte, ENO), Amy J Payne (Opera North), Catriona Hewiston (Scottish Opera), Matthew Kellett (G&S Festival) and David Menezes (Grange Festival).
And if you’d like to join in…. there is an opportunity to sing the choruses of The Pirates of Penzance as part of the evening performance of the full opera, from the comfort of your seats, in the beautiful surroundings of Hever Castle. Led by David Eaton, CCO’s esteemed Musical Director, come along to an afternoon rehearsal at 3pm – 6pm, pick the best view for your picnic and be back at the theatre in time to take part in the evening.
Or, just come along and enjoy a first rate night, showcasing CCO at their very best!
This performance is semi staged.
About The Pirates of Penzance.
Frederic can’t wait to turn 21. He never really wanted to be a pirate and sail the Cornish Main. But for now he’s caught between a marauding crew that lacks killer instinct, a squad of overly empathetic policemen, and a modern major-general’s bevy of purposeful daughters. Chock-a-block with wit, charm and a treasure trove of hits, Gilbert and Sullivan sail triumphantly back to Hever Castle.
Please bring your score, if you have one, as well as your fine voices! Don’t worry, if you can’t make the rehearsal you can still sing at the performance (maybe just quietly).
|Standard Covered Ticket||£25.00|
|Discounted Joint Covered Theatre and Garden Ticket ADULT||£37.50|
|Discounted Covered Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket CHILD (under 15)||£32.35|
|Standard Covered Ticket FESTIVAL FRIENDS||£22.50|
|Standard Covered Ticket HEVER CASTLE & GOLF CLUB MEMBERS||£22.50|
|Standard Uncovered Ticket||£24.00|
|Discounted Joint Uncovered Theatre and Garden Ticket ADULT||£36.55|
|Discounted Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket CHILD (under 15)||£31.40|
|Standard Uncovered Ticket FESTIVAL FRIENDS||£21.60|
|Standard Uncovered Ticket HEVER CASTLE & GOLF CLUB MEMBERS||£21.60|
Bookings start from 6pm, we recommend arriving at least an hour before the performance starts so you don’t have to rush your meal.
PLEASE NOTE: You have made a table reservation only, you may be asked to pre-order by the catering team in advance of the date and all meals and drinks are to be paid for on the night.
Two Sisters’ Theatre
Our main theatre, located on the Two Sisters’ Lawn has allocated, covered seating in the Centre, East and West Tiers. There is additional uncovered seating in the Centre Tier and, available for selected performances lawn areas where you can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc.
The Theatre Bar will be open on the theatre lawn before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream and snacks.
NEW for 2023 – freshly made crêpes. Savoury and sweet options available from the concession by the lake, before evening shows only. Here is the menu.
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