FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Floating Melodies & Pirates of Penzance and Popeye
A New Era for Floating Melodies and Pirates!
Since it began in 2013, Floating Melodies has run one hundred cruises on the River Torrens/Karrawirra Pari, showcasing the best that South Australia has to offer in food and entertainment while showing off our fine city from the Torrens. It has been the recipient of three tourism awards along the way and has been a part of most of the major Adelaide Festivals. The Pirates of Penzance on the Popeye has become a staple of the Adelaide Fringe, with five sell-out seasons and a number of subsequent private bookings.
Sadly, after a change of management at the Popeye, Emma Knights Productions will no longer be presenting these productions on the Popeye boats. Popeye management have advised that Emma Knights Productions no longer fits with the direction in which they wish to take their business. Any events occurring on the Popeye, now or in the future, have no association with Emma Knights Productions.
The Next Five Years!
While disappointing, this decision coincides with a period of greater change for Emma Knights Productions and presents further opportunities for exploring what Floating Melodies and Pirates can offer beyond city limits.
Emma Knights Productions will be continuing Floating Melodies cruises and Pirates of Penzance performances across South Australia (and beyond) in a range of new venues, including hot air balloons and working ships! We will still be utilising the River Torrens/Karrawirra Pari. We look forward to continuing to work with the other river businesses with whom we have built up relationships.
Emma Knights Productions wishes the new Popeye team all the best in their new direction, and thanks them for being an integral part of our first five years.
To view the five-year history of Floating Melodies head over to our gallery page and you can see what is happening with our Pirates of Penzance production head over to the Emma Knights Productions site. We hope you like the new logo, created to reflect our new era!