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H.M.S. Pinafore

Jump aboard a hilarious, sexy and sequin-spangled take on a Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece.

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H.M.S. Pinafore

Date: 15 Nov 2020

Who, among equals, is the most equal? Can love level the playing field?

H.M.S. Pinafore playfully sends up a class-obsessed society with the story of a feisty flower of British maidenhood who falls for Ralph Rackstraw, a handsome sailor with a surprising secret.

Played with a sly wink to changing social mores and a nod to Queer culture, this gender-fluid take on love and duty is anything but Victorian. Hold on tight as a cast of 11 triple threats give the already topsy-turvy world of Gilbert and Sullivan a hilarious, sexy and sequin-spangled spin.

Directed by Kate Gaul and first seen at the Hayes Theatre in 2019, this critically acclaimed chamber production of a light opera masterpiece hits the refresh button on its song-strewn mockery of class, British exceptionalism and the rise of unqualified people to positions of power.

Josef Ber, Thomas Campbell, Tobias Cole, Hanna Greenshields, Sean Hall, Bobbie-Jean Henning, Elora Ledger, Dominic Lui, Billie Palin and Zachary Selmes feature.

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