Re-enactment, the pirate ship docked at the National Theater in Accra last weekend when old students of Achimota School gathered to re-enact the 1983 British-American romantic musical masterpiece, The Pirate of Penzance written by Gilbert and Sullivan.
The comic opera was performed and organized by the Old Students’ Association and some third-year students of the Achimota School as part of year-long activities to commemorate the school’s 90th anniversary celebration.
Patrons were thrilled with exhilarating performance from the beginning to the end.
With the recent popularity of Pirates of the Caribbean films, the planning committee of the anniversary decided that a pirate musical would be a lot of fun for students and the audience.
The musical story weaves freedom and servitude into a tapestry that could only be comprehended by the audience that was attracted to the nation’s entertainment dome. Breathing the fresh air of freedom, Frederic met Mabel, the daughter of one Major General Stanley, and the two fell in love.
He was later to learn that he was born on February 29, which means he can only celebrate his birthday on every leap year. But this sunk after learning that his apprenticeship had not come to an end.
The pirates explained to him he had only served five years, which means he would have to serve for 63 years before he would meet the requirement. It was a story that held high-powered audience including President Akufo-Addo and wife, Rebecca as special guests for the occasion and Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings glued to their seats as details of the masterpiece worked on them.
Frederic was played by Head Personal and Business Banking at Stanbic Bank Ghana, Nana Dwemoh Benneh and Mabel was acted by musician Irene Logan.