Book by W.S. Gilbert, Music by Arthur Sullivan
"or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor..."
HMS Pinafore is Gilbert and Sullivan's comic nautical operetta, set on board the HMS Pinafore in Portsmouth
harbour. The story of the conflict of love and social standing pits the handsome young (and lowly) Ralph Rackstraw
against the wealthy (and older) Sir Joseph Porter KCB - First Lord of the Admiralty, for the affections of
Josephine, the daughter of Captain Corcoran.
Things are seldom what they seem, however. As the story unfolds, vanities are revealed, true identities
discovered and true love rules the waves - just like the British navy.
H.M.S. Pinafore was onstage at Guelph Little Theatre September 9th - 13th, 2015
Guelph Theatre Companies Join Forces
Guelph Little Theatre and Royal City Musical Productions Inc. are joining forces in this first ever
co-production of Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved nautical comic opera, HMS Pinafore. The Royal City's two
largest theatre groups will bring the best of both together to entertain and amaze Guelph audiences in