HMS PINAFORE – The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of WA
May 18 – 27, 2023
“Give three cheers and one cheer more!” Set sail for an effervescent new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious musical comedy, HMS Pinafore!
G&S WA is delighted to present this ever-popular hit on the high seas – the perfect show for generations of musical theatre fans.
An international sensation, HMS Pinafore features the light satirical wit of WS Gilbert skewering class divides and a sense of duty, with some of Arthur Sullivan's most memorable music including, He is an Englishman and I am the Monarch of the Sea.
Ralph Rackstraw, a charming but lowly sailor loves Captain Corcoran's daughter, Josephine. She feels the same way but is conflicted between romance and reason as her patrician father intends her to marry the well-connected and snobbish Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.
However, when Sir Joseph blithely espouses egalitarianism for all classes, he inadvertently encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn social convention and they make plans to elope. Meanwhile, Captain Corcoran finds himself surprisingly attracted to the earthy Mrs Cripps (Little Buttercup) a contraband vendor, but hesitates due to his social rank and standing. Will a decades-old secret be the topsy-turvy twist that heralds a happy ending?
With memorable tunes and endearing characters, treat yourself to this classic delight - not to be missed!
“Terrific fun” - The Guardian
“Sullivan's timeless melodies as delightful as ever” - BroadwayWorld
When you purchase 9 or more tickets, get 1 free! Just call ticketsWA on 6488 2440 between 12pm-4pm weekdays.