WEST Kirby Light Opera Society stage their production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance next week.

Featuring swashbuckling pirates, innocent lovers, bumbling policemen, a modern Major General, not-so-dutiful daughters and a Pirate King who’s too tenderhearted to make piracy pay, the hugely popular musical comedy favourite will be staged at Heswall Hall next Wednesday to Saturday (May 15-18).

The society's Michael Kennedy said: "The production is sure to be a treat for the whole family.

"WKLOS last performed a comic opera from the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire as long ago as 1956!

"This current innovative production promises to appeal to both G & S traditionalists and those who seek a fresh and original staging of a much loved classic.

"The Society has been a regular concert performer at Heswall Hall but has not staged a full scale production at this popular venue since its sell-out production of 'The Secret Garden' in 2007. It is very much looking forward to making a welcome return."

Performances start at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.

Tickets: £12.50, £7.50 (children aged 12 years and under) are from: 0151 342 2143 or online at:


WKLOS is due to celebrate its 70th birthday next year.

The society has won and been nominated for many awards over the years.

It has recently received five nominations in the National Operatic & Dramatic Association NW (NODA) regional awards 2019 including three nominations for its 2018 concert The Rhythm of Life which helped raise £5000 for local heart support services on Wirral.