A clueless Captain, a spirited siren and pompous petty officers. No wonder they’re all at sea.
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.
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.
Never been to an opera before? Join ENO First and attend HMS Pinafore on 17 November.
A Relaxed Performance of HMS Pinafore will take place on 3 December 2021 at 13.30. This performance is ideal for anyone who benefits from a more relaxed environment, from being able to make noise, leave and enter the auditorium as you please, or access toilets or chill-out areas during the performance. This would include anyone with dementia, an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders or learning disability.