Festival favourites, Charles Court Opera, ‘the masters of G&S in small places’, bring their new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, which tells the story of unrequited love between the daughter of the ship’s captain, Josephine, and a sailor from the lower ranks, Ralph Rackstraw.
HMS Pinafore is one of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert & Sullivan’s great comic creations, with many well-known songs including ‘I am the monarch of the sea’, ‘I’m called Little Buttercup’ and ‘He is an Englishman’. This brand-new production promises an evening of rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with the unique wit and infectious energy of a CCO production to be enjoyed by all ages.
There will be a long interval of 75 minutes during this performance: please see special arrangements.
‘It’s exquisitely sung by a fine ensemble cast…the whole thing is a wonderfully affirmative experience, as well as being profoundly touching.’
‘Thee drama has the immediacy of last night’s television… unmissable.’