All aboard for the Pirates of Penzance


Richard Collins BEM as Frederic, Lucia McLaughlin as Mabel, Robbie McMinn as The Pirate King
Richard Collins BEM as Frederic, Lucia McLaughlin as Mabel, Robbie McMinn as The Pirate King

From the group that introduced you Miss Saigon® College Version, Bugsy Malone, The Wizard of Oz and Oliver!, the Grand Opera Home Belief presents a glowing new manufacturing of The Pirates of Penzance for its 2022 Summer season Youth Manufacturing, which runs from July 22-24.

Lucia McLaughlin (17), a scholar at Victoria Faculty Belfast, will tackle the function of Mabel. She shall be joined by Richard Collins BEM from Cookstown who will play Frederic and 16-year-old Robbie McMinn, a scholar at Carrickgergus Grammar College, shall be swinging into motion as The Pirate King.

“I’m actually trying ahead to working with and studying from the inventive group and I’m additionally excited to fulfill new individuals with the identical love for theatre,” mentioned Lucia. “To carry out on The Grand Opera Home stage is a tremendous expertise – I used to be part of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Grand Opera Home Summer season Youth venture in 2018 and loved it a lot! I’m excited to be taught this totally different type of fabric and am very a lot trying ahead to performing the character of ‘Mabel.’”

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“I’m very excited as this shall be my first efficiency in The Grand Opera Home and this shall be a possibility to fulfil a dream to carry out on this iconic stage,” mentioned Richard, who has accomplished a Diploma in Musical Theatre Voice with the London Faculty of Music in addition to a Pearson, Greater Nationwide Certificates in Performing Arts with Southwest Faculty. “I’m additionally trying ahead to assembly new individuals and gaining expertise from the gifted group who’re producing the present.”

Robbue, who not too long ago carried out with Ulster Operatic of their manufacturing of West Aspect Story, added: “The Pirates of Penzance is a timeless musical with some superb music. The prospect to play The Pirate King which is arguably my greatest function to this point is an absolute honour, and to do it on a stage akin to The Grand Opera Home is only a feeling that’s unmatched, and I can not anticipate it!”

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