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premiered in 1878 at the Opera Comique in London, and became Gilbert and Sullivan's first smash hit, enjoying a successful run of 571 performances. Satirising the snobbery and hypocrisy of the English social system of its day. HMS Pinafore
is a comic tale of love, class pretensions and mistaken identities. Questioning the integrity of the ruling elite and exposing the duplicitous motives of leaders of power, this comedy still has remarkable resonance today.Performers Sam Kelly (Sir Joseph Porter), Tom McVeigh (Captain Corcoran), Joseph Shovelton (Ralph Rackstraw), Gareth Jones (Dick Deadeye), Della Jones (Buttercup), Sohie Louise Dann (Hebe), Alison Rae Jones (Share role of Josephine), Samantha Hay (Share role of Josephine).
Music A.Sullivan. Lyrics W.S.Gilbert. Producer Raymond Gubbay. Company D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Director Martin Duncan. Design Tim Hatley. Lighting Chris Ellis. Choreographer Lindsay Dolan.
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