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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 on 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 first rehearsal on Thursday 31 May, 7.30–10pm, at St Barnabas Church Hall, 449 Rochester Way, Well Hall, SE9 6PH. 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.

Rehearsals will then continue every Thursday (except in August) until the show, with a few Tuesdays too in the autumn. We’ll be holding auditions for principal roles in early June. 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 31 May to find out how much fun it all is.

For more information about the Centenary Company and taking part in the show, see the About us and Join us pages. If you have any questions, please email centenarycompany@gmail.com or call 020 8859 8400.

We look forward to seeing you!