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My memories of Walsall school's Pirates of Penzance

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

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THE picture shows a production of an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance, given by the girls and boys from St Mary's The Mount School, Walsall, in the late 1950s.

We can see the pirates, policemen and young maidens in their attire which was reminiscent of the Victorian epoch.

All the costumes were made by the parents and the girls of the school, not a bad achievement for a one form of entry type of school.

The stage was made by the boys during woodwork lessons and the scenery was made and painted by the girls and boys on the stage and the backroom staff. The producer of the production was Mr Tony Davies, his wife Mrs Davies, Miss Slater and Mr O'Brien who were all teachers at The Mount at this time.

Perhaps readers might recognise someone, one never knows! By the way I am the Pirate King in the centre on the left with a black pirate's outfit

Michael Doyle,

26 Bernard Street,


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