A bit of Titanic, a bit of Love Boat: Gilbert and Sullivan’s wildly popular operetta H.M.S. Pinafore has delighted audiences since 1878 with this nautically-tinged story of star-crossed lovers.
Ralph is a lowly sailor and Josephine is the daughter of the captain, promised to marry the Admiral of the Fleet. They plan to elope, but surprise disclosures are on the cards for them. Will a happy ending be on the horizon?
State Opera’s glorious cast features Nicholas Jones and Jessica Dean as the high-seas sweethearts, Jeremy Kleeman as the hapless Captain Corcoran, Ben Mingay as Sir Joseph Porter and Antoinette Halloran as Little Buttercup, alongside the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Pratt.
Jump aboard, we promise endearing characters, memorable tunes and rollicking good times.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is a Pinafore to please all… Ben Mingay is comic gold. His performance is alone worth the price of the ticket.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 “The singing, staging, acting and technical side of this production are all flawless. The stalwart cast is terrific.”
“Uproariously funny, it is absolutely unmissable. You may never have such a good time in the theatre as this.”
“What a splendid evening of nautical delight, all shipshape and Adelaide fashion. It’s worth seeing twice!”
“A naughty, nautical, nicety that is sure to please any theatre goer who enjoys quality theatre and a good laugh. Bravo!”