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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 early September.



Guelph Little Theatre,

176 Morris St,


September 9th - 12th, 2015 8:00pm
September 12 - 13th, 2015 2:00pm

Director: Jane Martin

Musical Director: Carol McFadden

HMS Pinafore cast and crew

The Cast and Crew of HMS Pinafore