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The Centenary Company was founded in 1995 and specialises in the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, performing fully staged productions of G&S’s operas with orchestral accompaniment.

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The Pirates of Penzance need you!

Our 2018 production, to be performed 21-24 November at the Albany in Deptford, will be Gilbert and Sullivan’s

The Pirates of Penzance

and we’re looking for well-bred buccaneers, defiant damsels and cowardly coppers to come aboard and take part in the show that makes Roger jolly!

Come along to our open rehearsal on Thursday 17 May, 8-10pm, at Wavelengths Leisure Centre, 148 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ to find out what it’s all about. Vocal scores will be available to borrow for the evening, but there’ll be no obligation to sign up to the production – so you can see whether you like the cut of our jib before deciding whether to join our motley crew.

We’ll be holding auditions for principal roles a week later, and subsequent rehearsals will take place on Thursdays in Eltham (with a few Tuesdays too in the autumn). You don’t need to audition to be in the chorus, so don’t worry about being invited to walk the plank…

This classic comedy musical features much-loved songs including “I am the very model of a modern Major-General”, “With catlike tread” and “A policeman’s lot is not a happy one”. If you don’t know the story, it’s far too silly to be described here, but come along on 17 May and you’ll get a good feel for how much fun it all is.

We’ll be adding information about membership of the Centenary Company to this website soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions please email centenarycompany@gmail.com or call 020 8859 8400.

We look forward to seeing you on 17 May!