“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.

Production Dates

2 Matinees, 7 Evenings

Thursday, 18 May – 7.30pm
Friday, 19 May –  7.30pm
Saturday, 20 May – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm

Wednesday, 24 May – 7.30pm
Thursday, 25 May – 7.30pm
Friday, 26 May – 7.30pm
Saturday, 27 May  – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm

Starring ~

Ian Lawrance as Captain Corcoran
Belinda Butler as Mrs Cripps (Little Buttercup)
Heather MacKay as Josephine Corcoran
Chad Henderson as Ralph Rackstraw
David Cosgrove as Sir Joseph Porter
Emily Schinkel as Hebe (Sir Joseph’s first cousin)
Steve Sherwood as the Dick Deadeye
Zac Porter as Bill Bobstay (Boatswain’s Mate)
Roger Starbuck as Bob Becket (Carpenter’s Mate)

Male Chorus

David Clark-Murphy, Thomas La Cava, Rick Boyd, Terry Hanavan, Brendan Burnside, Ron Arthurs, Michael Hewson, Barry Boyd, Vikram Tilak, Nick Garratt

Female Chorus

Jennifer Van den Hoek, Imogen Porter, Liza Cobb, Sade Stella, Charlotte O’Hara, Gabrielle Abel, Paige Alexander, Eve-Scarlett Trower, Eilish Marie Blackmore, Emma Hazell, Taryn Robins, Heather Quayle, Blanche Holzman, Vanessa Cooper

To register for our Ruddigore auditions – season to be staged at the Dolphin Theatre in October 2023 with Alan Needham as Director and Michael Brett as Musical Director – please send an email to Roger Starbuck, Auditions Secretary: auditions@gandswa.org.au

Want to join a friendly weekly choir? Find out more about Savoy Opera Choralehttps://www.gilbertandsullivanwa.org.au/join/soc/

To register an Expression of Interest as a Production Creative for future shows with G&S WA, please contact Kevin Langoulant at: president@gandswa.org.au

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