Aboard the HMS Pinafore, Ralph Rackstraw and Josephine are madly in love, though neither dares declare it, divided by the barriers of class. But when Josephine’s father Captain Corcoran attempts to arrange a match for her with Sir Joseph Porter, the lovers are galvanised into action, aided and abetted by Ralph’s fellow sailors and Sir Joseph’s tender-hearted sisters, cousins and aunts. Will Josephine successfully be with the one she loves or will the prejudices of class separate them for ever?
For the 40th anniversary of the Gilbert and Sullivan society's productions at the Minack, 'HMS Pinafore' will be staged set aboard a 1930's warship and satirising the class issues of time. This production will take place at the outdoor Minack Theatre, a spectacular venue cut into the cliffs above Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall.