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The Pirates of Penzance

Director Nicholas Renfree-Marks and Musical Director Trevor Henley will take us on an Adventure on the high seas! Set sail for one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular hits, the irrepressible, irresponsible, but irresistible Pirates of Penzance!

Arguably one of the world’s most adored and applauded operettas, this madcap melee of maidens fair and feisty, pirates rum-filled and rumbustious, police crafty but cowardly and a sweetheart who’s a slave to duty, showcases Gilbert & Sullivan at their best and brightest - a consistent fan favourite for music-lovers worldwide.

The Pirates of Penzance - 26-29th October 2017

Arrr! Blow me down it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day and shiver me timbers have we got a treat for ye. Heave Ho! Book your seats aboard our spectacular steampunk musical comedy adventure! Savvy?

Posted by Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria on Monday, 18 September 2017

26th - 29th October 2017

With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra

5 Performances Only

Running time approx 2hrs 10mins

Thursday 26th October 8:00pm
Friday 27th October 8:00pm
Saturday 28th October 2:00pm
Saturday 28th October 8:00pm
Sunday 29th October 3:00pm

The Pirate (King) Queen - Carol Whitfield
Mabel – Laura Slavin
Frederic – Nathan Wright
Major General Stanley - Andrew McGrail
Ruth – Katrina Katz
Sergeant of Police – Robin Halls
Samuel - Ben Klein
Edith - Iris Ferwerda
Kate - Bonnie Keynes
Isabel - Jaclyn Holland

Irene Bevilacqua, Lore Burns, Claire Butler
Judith Clark, Annette Dick, Robyn Hannan, Lesley Hetherington
Joy Lukman, Dominique Musico, Adriana Pannuzzo
Kate Phillips, Elizabeth Rusli
Jessica Stainton, Linda Wood, Cindy Yan
David Bradaska, Derek Butler, Nick Cotsell, Charlie Griffin
Michael Hammelmann, David Langmead, Lou Monteret, Jamie Tampion
Alister Walters, Kevin Yap

Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell Street & St Georges Road,
Preston, Victoria

Adult $39
Concession $33
Student $25
Child, 16 & under $20
Family: 1 adult, 2 children - $69
2 adults, 2 children - $103
Group of 10+ $32 per ticket, per show

Companion Cards accepted - book over the phone.
Opening night - Thursday 26th October - Steampunk Gala Supper ticket: $22 - includes nibbles, and 1 drink from the bar.

Book On-Line Tickets NOW via this link!

Box Office: (03) 8470 8280



Call for Production Teams for 2018 Season


GSOV 2018

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA VICTORIA invites applications for Production Teams for the following 2018 Season:
  • MIKADO - July

  • Gilbert & Sullivan’s farcical comic operetta, The Mikado, delights audiences with its witty libretto and beautiful score. Originally set in a courtyard in a Japanese town, the show pokes fun at British bureaucracy and social hierarchies of the Victorian era. For this show we are specifically looking for a Director who is able to let the original humour shine without being culturally insensitive. We invite discussion on a modern creative approach. The Mikado will be produced as a fully staged production at Darebin Arts Centre for a strictly limited season of 5 shows from 19th to 22nd of July 2018.

  • EILEEN - October

  • An exciting early 20th Century operetta from a prodigious maestro, whom many critics cite as the premiere composer of early Broadway, Eileen is Victor Herbert's grand Irish ode to his maternal homeland. GSOV will be producing a fully staged limited season of 4 shows utilizing a boutique instrumental ensemble in either late October or early November (theatre dates TBC).

    Examples of the music from Eileen can be found via this link.

    GSOV will be utilizing an updated libretto and musical arrangement courtesy of New York based organization, VHRP Live. Copy of libretto available on request.

Applications are now open for Directors and Musical Directors for our 2018 Season. We are seeking energetic, enthused and engaged creative teams to lead our productions.

We welcome those applying to also detail any digital, promotion and marketing experience they feel might be useful or relevant to assist in ensuring a successful season.

Interested parties should email their CVs and biographies through to: Email Enquiries and Applications to

Applications to be submitted by October 22nd 2017.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:15

Bloody Murder fundraiser



Peridot Theatre Company has offered GSOV the opportunity to benefit from the Charity Night performance of their upcoming production, “Bloody Murder”, an entertaining and hilarious comedy by Ed Sala, directed by Dexter Bourke. All proceeds from ticket sales to our members and supporters go to GSOV.


A group of the usual British murder-mystery types gather for a weekend retreat at the sumptuous country estate of the esteemed Lady Somerset. There's the major who served in India; the inebriated, fading actor; the innocent ingenue; the exotic lady in red; the mysterious Chinese gentleman; the rich dowager aunt and her faithful maid and worthless nephew. Suddenly, one of them dies of poison! Well, of course. Oh, what fun! But wait... Her Ladyship refuses to summon the police! She says she won't go through all this, again. All what, again? And why were they all invited here in the first place? Is this actually just another formulaic, all-too-predictable mystery story? Or is it something diabolically... different? Agatha Christie meets Pirandello, as characters rebel against their author. It's bloody murder.


"Delightfully warped." - The Twinsburg Bulletin

"I LAUGHED and laughed LOUD throughout this wickedly delicious piece of work." - Buster Spiller,


The Unicorn Theatre (Mount Waverley Secondary College), Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149 (Melway Map 61 F11)


Adults: $27.00; Concession / Children Under 18: $24.00

Only 100 seats available, so book now using the orange button at the top of this page.
Your Trybooking ticket(s) will be exchanged for allocated seating at the theatre on the night.
Thursday, 16 November 2017

Session Time: 7:30pm for 8.00pm start


Peridot Theatre advises that this show contains gunshots.

This play runs for about 2 hours (including interval) and is suitable ideally for teenagers and adults. Pre-play drinks and refreshments during the interval are included.

Come along and bring your friends too!


Purchase your tickets HERE.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:40