HMS PINAFORE by Gilbert & Sullivan
Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Josephine the captain’s daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship’s dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside vendor, can everyone end up freely marrying their true hearts’ loves.
This wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.
Date & Time: Saturday 28 August at 18:00. Site open at 17:00 for picnics.
Venue: Henley Rugby Football Club, Dry Leas, Marlow Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2JA
Parking is available on site. This is an outdoor event and seating is not provided. Please come prepared for any weather and bring a picnic, picnic blanket or low chair.
Tickets: Standard £18 , Concessions including Children £10 (includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
Concessions are: Senior Citizen, Student, Kenton Volunteers, Children Under 18, Equity Members, and Keepers/Friends
Running time: 120 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)