D’Oyly Carte returns to Savoy in 2001 – The Pirates of Penzance

22nd January, 2001 – D’Oyly Carte are set to return to the Savoy again following their recent successful Mikado season. Following heavy public demand the Company are to revive their production of The Pirates of Penzance which was last seen in London in 1998.

The production is directed by Stuart Maunder and designed by Roger Kirk. Choreography is by Lindsay Dolan and lighting design by Chris Ellis.

This production will build on the newly revived relationship which the Company is enjoying with the Savoy Theatre. The Savoy was built by Richard D’Oyly Carte, the Company’s founder, and is now run by Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen.

The recent season of ‘The Mikado’ which closed at the Savoy on January 13th, 2001, broke box office records and became the highest grossing show at the Savoy since the theatre was re-opened following the fire which destroyed it in 1990. The show ran for 18 weeks, becoming the longest running season of one Gilbert and Sullivan show in history, since the original runs at the Savoy in the 1880′s/90′s.

The Pirates of Penzance is a limited season and will run for just eight weeks. Casting arrangements will be announced at a later date.