HMS Pinafore | Charles Court Opera

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Fri 14 June | Doors Open 19.00 | Show Starts 19.45
Cutty Sark, Sammy Ofer gallery
Cutty Sark Lates

Set sail with one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most famous operas, performed beneath the sparkling hull of one of the world's most famous ships

Charles Court Opera are delighted to present a fresh take on HMS Pinafore, the earliest enduring success of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous collaboration which remains a firm favourite with audiences worldwide. It contains some of Sullivan’s sunniest music and tells the story of Josephine the Captain’s daughter and her love for a lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, despite being promised in marriage to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter. Gilbert uses the strictly hierarchical society of life on board the HMS Pinafore to satirise the rigidity of the British Class system.
With many well – known songs including ‘I am the Monarch of the sea’ ‘I’m called little Buttercup’ and ‘He is an Englishman’. This brand new production promises an evening of rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with the unique wit and infectious energy of a CCO production to be enjoyed by all ages. ​
★★★★ ​Time Out Critics' choice
★★★★ 'Superb' - Evening Standard
★★★★ 'Wickedly funny' - The Guardian