The ‘Masters of Gilbert and Sullivan in small spaces’ Charles Court Opera will be presenting a fresh take on HMS Pinafore, the earliest enduring success of Gilbert and Sullivan's famous collaboration which remains a firm favourite with audiences.
It contains some of Sullivan's sunniest music and tells the story of Josephine the Captain's daughter and her love for a lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, despite being promised in marriage to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter. Gilbert uses the strictly hierarchical society of life on board the HMS Pinafore to satirise the rigidity of the British Class system.
With many well-known songs including I am the Monarch of the Sea, I’m Called Little Buttercup and He is an Englishman, this brand-new production promises an evening of rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with the unique wit and infectious energy of a CCO production to be enjoyed by all ages.
Charles Court Opera has been described as one of the leading and most versatile chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK. They are one of the champions of the current re-invigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan and are committed to devising new work, particularly known for their legendary ‘Boutique Pantos’, presented in London every Christmas. They have performed across the UK in venues ranging from pub theatres to concert halls, and have toured to Spain, the US, Ireland and France.