The Pirates Of Penzance cast with Peter Taylor Managing Partner at Paris... (2)Paris Smith are pleased to announce they are sponsoring the upcoming Mayflower Summer Youth Project production of The Pirates of Penzance which runs from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August.

Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive, Michael Ockwell is directing the project once again and said, “We were delighted by the standard of the young people who auditioned and it made it very difficult to choose the final 160 – we aim to give them all a wonderful experience and a chance to perform on our stage. This production will stretch our talented young people as they will follow in the footsteps of Kevin Kline with his role of the Pirate King in this Broadway version of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic. I am also delighted that Paris Smith have kindly agreed to sponsor the Summer Youth Project this year, firmly cementing our partnership in the local community.”

Peter Taylor, Managing Partner at Paris Smith LLP added, “A community is undoubtedly defined by its culture. We know that the support of business can really make a difference to the breadth and depth of the culture and arts sector, which enhances the region in which we live and work. Equally as a business, Paris Smith is committed to enabling people to flourish and reach their full potential. It is a privilege for Paris Smith to be able to support the Mayflower Theatre Youth Project, adding to the vibrancy of the culture in the region along with the development of a group of inspired young people.”

Some pirates are the scourge of the Caribbean, but not this bunch!

Mayflower Theatre’s Summer Youth production for 2016 set sails on a high spirited hilarious adventure following a sentimental band of rogues and their swash buckling Pirate King. Frederic, the hero must remain an apprentice to the pirate gang until his 21st Birthday, which is all very well… Unless you were born on 29th February in a leap year!

Tickets for The Pirates of Penzance are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online here.