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HMS Pinafore – The Lowry, Salford

Libretto: W.S. Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Choreographer: Lizzi Gee Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are known for being witty, with gorgeous tunes, social satire and tongue-twisting lyrics. No one would ever say that they were authentic. Really, therefore, the concept of an all-maleproduction of HMS Pinafore should not be controversial and that ...

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HMS Pinafore – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: W S Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director:Sasha Regan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Sasha Regan’s all-male take on Gilbert &Sullivan’s Victorian classic H.M.S. Pinafore was originally staged at Southwark’s Union Theatre over two years ago, but feels just as pin-sharp in this 2016 tour as when it first set sail. Based below decks in a Second World War battleship, sailors lounge ...

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HMS Pinafore In Concert – Buxton Opera House

HMS Pinafore in Concert

Writers: Gilbert and Sullivan Music Director/Conductor: Martin Handley Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   A 26-piece orchestra and a handful of soloists bring the songs from Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic opera to a town still smarting from the loss of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, now decamped to Harrogate. The loss of one of the highlights of the Summer ...

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HMS Pinafore – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Librettist: W.S Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Jess Rowe As part of a trio of touring Gilbert and Sullivan classics from The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, we set sail back to Portsmouth to embark on an evening of mayhem, humour and talent. HMS Pinafore carries the load of a love triangle between Josephine (Elinor Jane ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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H.M.S. Pinafore – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W. S. Gilbert Director: Connor Jones Reviewer: Lucy Corley At first glance, the plot of H.M.S. Pinafore is reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean – lowly sailor falls in love with upper-middle class beauty who is promised to a nobleman; he attempts to win her heart and comic chaos ensues. But unlike Pirates, the Gilbert and ...

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HMS Pinafore – Hackney Empire, London

Writers: W.S. Gilbert &A.S Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Thom Finch Deep in the hull of a World War 2 battleship the crew are telling a story. Using just a few bunk beds, a piece of rope and some makeshift costumes the group transform their humdrum dorm into a world of romance, patriotism and high jinx. Set aboard the eponymous ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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