Cockington Court / Events / Thu 2nd Aug 2012 Outdoor Theatre Performance - HMS Pinafore
OUTDOOR THEATRE PERFORMANCE AT COCKINGTON COURT
Thursday 2nd August 2012 at 7.30pm. Tickets: www.illyria.uk.com
Bring a picnic and enjoy!
by Gilbert and Sullivan
I am the lowliest tar that sails the water
And you, proud maiden, are my captain's daughter!
Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Josephine the captain's daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship's dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside vendor, can everyone end up freely marrying their true hearts' loves.
This wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set, and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard.