Pirates of Penzance Reviews
Feisty and Frantic.
This sparkling new touring show is full of talent and wrapped in expertise and money… If you blink you will miss a lot. This production could earn lots of Gilbert and Sullivan converts.
Tender hearted pirates who go weak at the knee when they meet an orphan, maids who want to go for a paddle in the sea, swashbuckling action, an impressive galleon, and some really outstanding singing are all part of the fun of the Pirates of Penzance.
…bursting with energy and rip-roaring performances… a hilarious rumbustious romp brimming with thigh-slapping songs.
It is musical comedy at it’s best, with fine singing and acting, and the comedy heavily accented, it has the audience roaring with laughter.
…full of fun, frolics and virtuoso singing, all mixed together to produce a glamorous and polished staged package… an energetic, fast paced,
and highly professional rendition of a popular musical which all the family will enjoy.
Hull Daily Mail
Paul Nicholas is the ideal Pirate King…Superb singing, especially from Beverley Worboys and Norman Bowman as the young lovers makes this story of a bunch of too-soft pirates a must for all the family.
Grimsby Evening Telegraph
…a loud and colourful romp… relentless energy.
The Journal – Newcastle
…first class entertainment. Paul Nicholas the star attraction in the all-singing, all-dancing cast who joked their way through an infectious and foot-tapping score.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
…a joy from start to finish…when the curtain finally falls you want it to start all over again.
The show is off the scale in terms of that theatrical precept of using the whole stage… If this show were a film, then it would have been saturated in Technicolor. Fun above all is high on the agenda in this high energy production.
Woking News & Mail
Rarely before have I seen someone (Paul Nicholas) light up the stage so much… not to say that he was the only talent on display – the supporting cast was superb.
Nottingham Evening Post
The audience is captive from the moment Pirate King Paul Nicholas hoves into view.
…done with a panache that makes it a delight to watch… give yourself a great night out.
…a night to remember… glamour and style throughout.
…unadulterated popular entertainment at its best more in the mould of Lloyd-Webber than Gilbert and Sullivan.
…mad, brash and frenzied, and superbly done all round.