Arthur Sullivan

HMS Pinafore

A clueless Captain, a spirited siren and pompous petty officers. No wonder they’re all at sea.

29 Oct–11 Dec 2021

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera HMS Pinafore is a hilarious tale of love, honour and duty.

Packed with absurd characters, unforeseen plot twists and a delightfully farcical finale, Pinafore is a satirical take on the British class system and the promotion of unqualified people to positions of power.

When Josephine, the daughter of Captain Corcoran, falls for the lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, she’s torn between her heart’s true love, and her desire to honour her father’s wish for her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.

Cal McCrystal returns to ENO to direct this new production following his smash-hit staging of G&S’s Iolanthe, ‘a grand and gorgeous extravaganza’ (Daily Telegraph).

Making his operatic debut as Sir Joseph is the actor and entertainer Les Dennis. He is joined by John Savournin as Captain Corcoran, with ENO Harewood Artists Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Alexandra Oomens as Ralph and Josephine. ENO favourite Chris Hopkins conducts.

Book your tickets today to ENO’s first ever production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous comic opera.

12 Evening Performances Remaining
6 Matinee Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs

We offer brilliant opera experiences at a range of affordable prices. Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Language
Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Suitable for all ages.

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Discover HMS Pinafore

Creative Team

Chris Hopkins

Conductor

Cal McCrystal

Director

takis

Set & Costume Designer

Tim Mitchell

Lighting Designer

Lizzi Gee

Choreographer

Cast

Les Dennis

Sir Joseph

Elgan Llŷr Thomas

Ralph Rackstraw

Alexandra Oomens

Josephine

John Savournin

Captain Corcoran

Hilary Summers

Buttercup

Henry Waddington

Dick Deadeye

Marcus Farnsworth

Boatswain

Bethan Langford

Hebe

Ossian Huskinson

Bob Becket