HMS Pinafore

Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society 20 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
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by WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan

Please be aware that social distancing is not applied to seating for performances.  We continue to follow UK Theatre's recommendations for best practice to ensure the safety of our audiences under the See-it-Safely kitemark.  We encourage visitors to wear face masks when visiting indoor spaces such as the toilets and use the hand sanitiser provided.  We will monitor our protocols in accordance with future government advice.

This year the Cambridge Gilbert and Sullivan Society is bringing H.M.S Pinafore, or The Lass that Loved a Sailor, to the Minack! One of Gilbert and Sullivan's slickest and most popular comic operettas, with some unforgettable tunes, colourful characters and a timeless mockery of social class and patriotism, H.M.S Pinafore is the perfect way to dive back into theatre this summer.

Despite the beautiful Minack scenery, all is not ship-shape on the HMS Pinafore...

Josephine, the captain's daughter, is set to marry the eccentric Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, but she is deeply in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a lowly sailor. With the help of Ralph's fellow sailors and Sir Joseph's sisters, cousins, and aunts, the couple plan to elope, but can love conquer the barriers of wealth and class?