HMS Pinafore docking at Wilton’s music hall with love between social classes below decks
- Credit: Francis Loney
The “men only” HMS Pinafore sets sail for Whitechapel in the spring and summer to dock at five “ports”, all but one inland.
Sasha Regan's acclaimed all-male version of Gilbert and Sullivan's grand musical-operetta, sometimes known as The Lass That Loved a Sailor, berths at Wilton's Music hall on April 15 for four weeks.
It weighs anchor on May 9 when it makes for theatres in Bath, Winchester, Cambridge and Exeter.
The production follows hot on the heels of the all-male Pirates of Penzance, another G&S Victorian blockbuster that was staged Wilton's in 2019.
The same team take you below deck at the restored Victorian music hall in Grace's Alley, behind Cable Street, in a re-imagining of HMS Pinafore, Gilbert and Sullivan's fourth collaboration and first internationally acclaimed comic opera.
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But Sasha Regan's production is set on a Second World War battleship. The captain's daughter has fallen for a lower-class sailor. But what lies in store for the lass and her hearty seafarer may surprise or shock the audience.
The comic yarn is told with infectious tunes and a libretto that deals with convention and the age-old conundrum of love between social classes.
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HMS Pinafore opens at Wilton's on April 15 at 7.30pm, when the producers promise "plenty of surprises and romantic capers on the high seas"!