Music by Victor Herbert, adapted by Ronald Hanmer,
book and lyrics adapted by Phil Park
Set in New Orleans in 1780, it tells how Captain Richard Warrington is commissioned to unmask and capture a notorious French pirate calling himself 'Bras Pique'- and how he is helped and hindered by a high-spirited runaway Contessa Marietta. The score includes many well-known songs, the most notable being "Ah, Sweet Mystery Of life" which was sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in the popular film version.
Director - Edward Horton
Musical Director -Robert C Howells
Ballet Mistress - Doris Bruce