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Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The; Pirates of Penzance, The



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Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The
Pirates of Penzance, The
Series Description

The Compleat Gilbert and Sullivan was a monthly series of popular operettas that premiered March 21, 1984. Programs included: IOLANTHE, HMS PINAFORE, PRINCESS IDA, THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, THE GONDOLIERS, TRIAL BY JURY, THE MIKADO, RUDDIGORE (starring Vincent Price and Keith Michell), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE SORCERER, PATIENCE, COX AND BOX.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is the series host. The series aired from 1984 to 1987. Series release date: 1984

Program Description

Peter Allen as the Pirate King, Keith Michell as the Major-General, Alexander Oliver as Frederic, the apprentice pirate, and Janis Kelly as Mabel, the Major-General’s daughter. Frederic hopes to live a law-abiding life now that he has come of age at twenty-one and marry Mabel, the Major-General’s daughter.



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Broadcast program

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Performance for a Live Audience
Performing Arts
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