This Year's Festival: 13 - 22 June 2024
  • Charles Court Opera

  • John Savournin (director)

  • David Eaton (musical director)


Thursday, 21st June 2018


6:45 pm


St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough, YO51 9EP

Sponsored By

  • Mr & Mrs Richard I’Anson

  • Dr & Mrs David Lightowler

  • Mr & Mrs John Watson

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.’