The Pirates of Penzance


Batten down the hatches. Strike the colours. The pirates are back for English National Opera’s 2024-2025 season in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at London Coliseum.

The ENO’s smash-hit production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s swashbuckling farce returns shortly – and is set to get audiences toe-tapping along all over again.

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What is The Pirates of Penzance about?

With its splendidly silly storyline, wild wordplay and well-loved songs, this Mike Leigh-created production is irresistibly feel-good. An apprentice pirate woos the Major General’s daughter, while his bungling buccaneer-shipmates try to outwit an equally inept party of policemen. Its vibrant staging brings out the sunshine in the story.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Monday 2nd December 2024 – Friday 21st February 2025

Running Time

2 hours 15 minutes including interval

Cast & Creatives

Natalie Murray Beale (Conductor), Mike Leigh (Director), Sarah Tipple (Revival Director), Alison Chitty (Designer), Paul Pyant (Original Lighting Designer), Gary James (Revival Lighting Designer) and Francesca Jaynes (Original Choreographer)

Richard Suart (Major-General Stanley), John Savournin (The Pirate King), Henry Neill (Samuel), William Morgan (Frederic), James Creswell (Sergeant of the Police), Isabelle Peters (Mabel),  Bethan Langford (Edith), Anna Elizabeth Cooper (Kate) and Gaynor Keeble (Ruth)

Age Guidance: 5+

Language: Sung in English with subtitles projected above the stage

Access Performances: 

Relaxed – Thursday 30th January 2025 at 1:00pm

Signed – Saturday 8th February 2025 at 2:30pm

Booking Period

Mon 2 Dec 2024 - Fri 21 Feb 2025

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:00PM
Tuesday 7:00PM
Wednesday 7:00PM
Thursday 7:00PM
Friday 2:30PM, 7:00PM
Saturday 1:00PM, 2:30PM, 6:00PM, 7:00PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

London Coliseum

St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4ES

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Leicester Square or Charing Cross


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Trafalgar Square, Whitcomb Street and Bedfordbury.