Cast dressed in pirate costume on a ship
Original cast 2014
Cast of pirates kneels before the Pirates King who is recognisable by his pirate hat.

Pirates of Penzance

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Musical theatre
South Australia

ARRGH!! The Pirates are celebrating 10 years!

Come and find out why we are one of the longest-running shows in Adelaide Fringe history! 

The Pirate King is back for this hilarious adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta is staged in one hour, with an amazing local cast of only eight featuring some of South Australia's best local performers with live piano accompaniment!

This year we are mixing up our locations! You can find us at the Maritime Museum, Botanic Garden, Barossa Chocolate Factory and The Jade! Lots of chances to see us strut our piratical stuff but book early as we sell out quickly!

Come celebrate our 10th year with us - and come orphan! 

Keep an eye out on Facebook/Instagram for your chance to sing with us!


Pizza, wine and chocolates available at the Barossa Chocolate Factory. Strictly no BYO.

Presented by: Emma Knights Productions

Emma Knights’ production company, Emma Knights Productions was founded in 2013 with the goal to create paid opportunities for South Australian talents and to inspire locals to support locals. The tourism-accredited company produces a range of award-winning music-based events across the year including Sconefest!, Immersive Pirates of Penzance, Floating Melodies, Oklahoma! and A Brunch of Songs. Emma has won many theatre & business awards was a panellist for the 2022 Tourism Industry Council’s The Art of Tourism whilst producing the entertainment for the event.

Emma has performed in many Adelaide (and other) Fringes and curated/managed venues such as LIVE on 5 at the Adelaide Oval. The company has also toured shows across other Fringe Festivals across Australia and the UK.

Please bring a cushion if attending the performance at the Botanic Garden.