HMS Pinafore

18-19 & 24-26 May, 7.30pm; 20 & 27 May, 2pm and 7.30pm
2h 30m, including one interval of 25m
$19.90 - $59.90
For wheelchair accessible seats and group bookings of 10+ please call 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.
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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of WA
HMS Pinafore
Please note: All performances are now SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please email with your preferred performance, number of required seats and best contact number and we will place you on the waiting list. 
Director: Alan Needham
Musical Director: Michael Brett

It is 1878. Britannia rules the waves and the pride of her fleet, HMS Pinafore, rides at anchor in Portsmouth.  Her gallant crew, their beloved Captain (who is “hardly ever” sick at sea) and little Buttercup, the roundest, reddest beauty in Spithead, greet a new day and prepare for the arrival of the First Lord of the Admiralty and his entourage of sisters, cousins and aunts.

HMS Pinafore is a lively, happy show, full of toe-tapping melodies and familiar songs.  It pokes glorious fun at the British class system: a lowly sailor dares to fall in love with the Captain’s daughter, who is also the object of the First Lord’s affections.

Does love level all ranks?  The show’s surprise ending answers that question decisively.

HMS Pinafore was Gilbert and Sullivan’s first great hit and it is easy to see why.  It is musically charming, wickedly witty and just great fun from beginning to end.