HMS PINAFORE

Gilbert & Sullivan

 

“The story takes place aboard the ship HMS Pinafore. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father’s wishes at first, but Sir Joseph’s advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.”

 

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Producers

Holroyd Musical & Dramatic Society

Director

Jonathon Brown

Musical Director

Susan Brown

Choreographer

M Seedsman

Assistant Director

Ian Fletcher

 

PRINCIPAL CAST


Sir Joseph Porter - Stephen Wheatley
Captain Corcoran - Gordon Costello
Ralph Rackstraw - Richard Mills
Josephine - Rebecca Carter
Little Buttercup - Carli Partridge
Dick Deadeye - Richard Heagren-Gibbs
Hebe - Candy McInerney
Bill Bobstay - James Carter
Bob Beckett - Ken Fletcher

 

ENSEMBLE


Vanessa Agius, Carol Amos, Rebecca Bradburn, Leanne Carter, Martyn Carter, Janelle Driscoll, Tim Foley, Ian McIntosh, Cameron Meikle, Soheil Mohklesi, Chrissy Moylan, Sharon Palmer, Olivia Power, Romana Power

 

PITT SINGERS


Wayne Newton, Anne Webb, Patrick Bezzina

 

 

 

This production took place at The Redgum Centre between the 8th and 16th of April, 2016.

 

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