The Pirates of Penzance poster, Royal Bijou Theatre, Paignton, 1879

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Scope and Content

Original poster for the performance of The Pirates of Penzance at the Royal Bijou Theatre, Paignton, on the afternoon of 30 Dec 1879. The work officially premiered that evening at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York. The Paignton performance was hastily organised with the second Pinafore Company who was on tour nearby in order to secure the British copyright for the work.

Location of Originals

This item has been catalogued as a museum object (S.2810-1986).