This September, set sail with Hitchin Thespians as we present a semi-staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved A Sailor.
Gilbert & Sullivan takes a tale of forbidden love in the British Navy and turns it into a satire on rank and status, with true love joyfully conquering all. The H.M.S. Pinafore is overrun with sisters, cousins and aunts as Sir Joseph Porter KCB comes to press his suit with Josephine, the Captain’s daughter; but Josephine loves crew member Ralph Rackstraw, a lowly British tar!
Set in a world where the rich gain power through wealth, not experience, and vilest sea dog is ignored despite speaking the truth, Pinafore remains just as funny and relevant today as it was when it was written. So give three cheers and one cheer more, and join us aboard H.M.S. Pinafore!