Gilbert and Sullivan’s sea-faring comedyGilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera HMS Pinafore returns to the London Coliseum for a farcical look at the British class system, with Les Dennis starring as Sir Joseph Porter.
When Captain Corcoran’s daughter Josephine falls for sailor Ralph Rackstraw, she finds herself torn between the pull of her heart and her family’s wishes. As her father pushes for her to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter, the opera flies through absurd plot twists, ridiculous characters and an unbeatable comedic ending.
Casting includes actor and entertainer Les Dennis, in his opera debut as Sir Joseph Porter, John Savournin as Captain Corcoran, and ENO Harewood Artists Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Alexandra Oomens as Ralph and Josephine.
Cal McCrystal returns to the London Coliseum to direct, having previously helmed a hit staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Chris Hopkins, a frequent collaborator of the English National Opera, conducts.
Set sail at the London Coliseum from 29 October 2021 with HMS Pinafore tickets. This tale of love, honour and duty will sweep audiences into an unforgettable sea-faring adventure that’s as sharp as it is hilarious.
Important informationPlaying at: London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Performance dates: 29 Oct 2021 - 11 Dec 2021
Running time: TBC
Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages.