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H.M.S. Pinafore

  • 05 Apr 1979
  • 20:00
  • 08 Apr 1979
  • 20:00
  • Aula du Collège de Nyon, Nyon

HMS Pinafore 1979


H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved a Sailor, is a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. The story takes place aboard the Royal Navy ship H.M.S. Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but Sir Joseph's advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.

H.M.S. Pinafore also marked the official beginning of the Society's long association with the Aula du Collège de Nyon, which later became the Théâtre de Marens.


Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup)  

Nanw Boissier 
Bill Bobstay 
Robin Brown
Dick Deadeye David Pittuck
Ralph Rackstraw John Tracey
Captain Corcoran
Michael Mulvey
Josephine  Shirley McGregor
Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter K.C.B. Max Wenner
Hebe    Susan Lloyd
Bob Becket Colin Richardson
Midshipmanmite   Ian Swift 


Sara Bishop, George Coates, Joanna Brooking, Kevin Cook, Fran Caldcleugh, Dimitri Dacos, Vanessa Delesclefs, Alain Dardelin, Susan Dobson, David Douglas, Anthea Dunning, Graham Drew, Doris Engi, Tim Goodyear, Sonja Engi, Brian Jackson, Veronica Hanmer, Peter Payne, Dorothy Heap, Keith Rogers, Liz Millican, David Stieber, Cecelia Place, Arthur Swift, Ulrike Richardson, Stanley Taylor, Deborah Roberts, Jackie Valenzi, Hannah Warrior, Maureen Wittig


Director  Howard Hornfeld
Musical Director  Robert Cornman
Stage Manager   Tim Gee 
Production Secretary  Rosemary Green
Set Design  Jackie Pittuck / Howard Hornfeld
Lighting  Kevin Fifield 
Sound / Special Effects  Gordon Thrussell
Front of House  Alan Ball 
Costume Design / Chief Seamstress    Rosalie Lees
Wardrobe Judy Patterson
Make-up  Catherine Riedlinger
Props  Jeannie Taylor 



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