|Su and the cast
of The Pirates Of Penzance took
their final bows on Saturday evening at
the Sheffield Lyceum as the show
completed its highly successful eight
Su has had a
wonderful time with Pirates and is
sad the end of the tour has arrived, not
only because she has enjoyed being part
of the show but also with having to say
goodbye to the great friends she has made
in the cast and crew.
Su played Pirate Maid Ruth in
the production which opened on 8th August
2001 at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's
Park. Since then the cast and crew of Pirates
have visited 29 theatres around the
UK on the hugely successful tour.
stunning Joe Papp's version of the
classic musical was Su's first foray into
Gilbert & Sullivan, one she regards
as a major departure from everything else
she has undertaken in her varied career.
received rave reviews from The Times,
Guardian and Financial Times, to name but
show attracted audiences of all ages and
everyone who witnesses the colourful
spectacle of The Pirates Of Penzance,
and wonderful performances from the cast
of the hit production, enjoyed it
Su starred alongside Gary Wilmot
as Pirate King, David Alder as the Major-General,
Joshua Dallas as Frederic, Giles Taylor
as Sergeant/Pirate, Karen Evans as Mabel,
Sara Hillier as Edith, Alison Crowther as
Kate, Eileen Hunter as Isobel, Catrin
Darnell as Nora, Jamie Beamish, Steve
Bradford, Rodger Dunklee, Howard Ellis,
Dickon Gough, Andrew Hutchings and Ramin
Karimloo as the Pirates/Policemen, and
Sue O'Brien and Pierre Fabre as the
There were hopes that the show
would transfer to London's West End but a
suitable theatre for such a production as
Pirates isn't available at present.
So, for the time being at least, Su and
the gang have swashed their final buckle
and ceased to sigh softly to that river.
you like these rarely seen Pirates
pics. Su Online's way of wishing everyone
associated with show a fond farewell and
best wishes for the future.
Soon : Exclusive pictures taken by Su
herself while touring with Pirates.