Aiden, age 5, described the play as “awesome.” He wiggled and whispered a bit, but overall seemed caught up in the action particularly when the pirates were centre stage. He was less enthused about the maidens.
I agree with his view: this is an excellent production and a lot of fun even if you are not a big fan of Gilbert and Sullivan.
The tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the Festival was fun and fit perfectly with the tone.
Sean Arbuckle was particularly good as The Pirate King. I don’t know how he managed to look so much slimmer in this role than in 42nd Street!