Apollo Productions presents
Since its premiere in 1878, Gilbert and Sullivan’s wildly popular operetta H.M.S. Pinafore has delighted audiences with a nautically-tinged story of star-crossed lovers.
Set over one day and night upon the deck of the good ship “Pinafore”, this engaging tale wittily confronts the Victorian class system. The gentlemanly Captain Corcoran of the good ship Pinafore has a daughter, Josephine, who is in love with a lowly but gallant sailor named Ralph Rackstraw. The Captain forbids the marriage, wanting to match Josephine with the well-bred Sir Joseph, First Lord of the Admiralty.
However, the Captain soon finds himself in nearly the same position as his daughter; his former nanny, Little Buttercup, falls in love with him but he hesitates to reciprocate due to his higher social rank. The whole situation is turned on its head when Little Buttercup reveals a game-changing secret she has kept for decades.
A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes and a hilariously happy ending, H.M.S. Pinafore is a delight not to be missed.
Adults £10.50, Concessions £8.50
Suitable for all ages
Running time approx 1 hr 20 mins plus 20 min interval