The pirates are back to celebrate QPAC’s 30th anniversary. Take a look behind the scenes!

Harvest Rain presents an all new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved classic, The Pirates of Penzance, with Pirates legend Simon Gallaher in the director’s chair at QPAC this weekend!

Aussie TV personality Andrew O’Keefe, who’s taking on the iconic role of the Pirate King, takes audiences behind-the-scenes of the production’s first dress rehearsal in this behind-the-scenes clip.

O’Keefe will be joined on stage by Gold Logie Award-winning actor John Wood as Major-General Stanley and musical theatre legend Nancye Hayes as Ruth.

Thirty years ago, when The Pirates of Penzance opened QPAC, the show starred a young Simon Gallaher as Frederic and a then-unknown Marina Prior as Mabel. This time around, Frederic will be played by Billy Bourchier and Mabel will be played by Georgina Hopson.

The Pirates of Penzance plays at QPAC this weekend only, until Sunday 22 March. For more information, visit our event guide.