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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Original New York Cast 1879

Richard, a Pirate Chief Mr. Brocolini
Samuel, his Lieutenant Mr. Furneaux Cook
Frederic, a Pirate Apprentice Mr. Hugh Talbot
Major-General Stanley, of the British Army Mr. J.H. Riley
Edward, a Sergeant of Police Mr. Fred Clifton
Mabel, General Stanley's youngest Daughter Miss. Blanche Roosevelt
Kate, General Stanley's Daughter Miss Rosina Brandram
Edith, General Stanley's Daughter Miss Jessie Bond
Isabel, General Stanley's Daughter Miss Barlow
Ruth, a Piratical "Maid-of-all-work" Miss Alice Barnett
Chorus of General Stanley's Daughters, Pirates, Policemen.



THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Original London Cast 1880

The Pirate King Mr. Richard Temple
Samuel, his Lieutenant Mr. George Temple
Frederic, a Pirate Apprentice Mr. George Power
Major-General Stanley Mr. George Grossmith
Sergeant of Police Mr. Rutland Barrington
Mabel, General Stanley's youngest Daughter Miss. Marion Hood
Kate, General Stanley's Daughter Miss Lillian LaRue
Edith, General Stanley's Daughter Miss Julia Gwynne
Isabel, General Stanley's Daughter Miss Neva Bond
Ruth, a Piratical "Maid-of-all-work" Miss Emily Cross
Chorus of General Stanley's Daughters, Pirates, Policemen.



Original Costumes


Richard Temple as The Pirate King Rutland Barrington as The Sergeant Of Police

George Grossmith as Major-General Stanley Marion Hood as Mabel

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