HMS Pinafore at the Minack
    By W.S. Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan

    19:00, Mon 20th – Tue 21st September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
    15:00, Tue 21st – Thu 23rd September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
    19:00, Thu 23rd – Fri 24th September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
    Summer Vacation

    All aboard! But all is not ship-shape on the HMS Pinafore...

    Josephine, the captain's daughter, is set to marry the eccentric Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, but she is deeply in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a lowly sailor. With the help of Ralph's fellow sailors and Sir Joseph's sisters, cousins, and aunts, the couple plan to elope, but will love conquer the barriers of wealth and class?

    HMS Pinafore is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's slickest and most popular comic operettas. With some unforgettable tunes, colourful characters, and timeless mockery of social class, patriotism, and party politics, there is every reason to get involved!

    One of the highlights of the Cambridge theatre calendar, the Minack show brings together some of Cambridge’s finest technicians, musicians and performers. The production is put together on site as the cast, crew, and orchestra live and work together in the idyllic village of Paul in Cornwall (a short drive from the theatre). The cast will arrive in early September to begin rehearsals, with the orchestra and technicians following a week later.


    Ralph Rackstraw
    Captain Corcoran
    Little Buttercup
    The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter K.C.B.
    Dick Deadeye
    Cousin Hebe
    Bob Becket (Carpenter)
    Bill Bobstay (Boatswain)
    Sister/Cousin/Aunt, ,


    Violin II –
    Viola –
    Cello –
    Double Bass –
    Flute/Piccolo –
    Clarinet I –
    Clarinet II –
    Bassoon –
    Horn –
    Trumpet I –
    Trumpet II –
    Trombone –
    Percussion –
    Oboe –

    Production Team

    Musical Director
    Production Manager
    Company Manager –
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Producer
    Company Manager –
    Stage Manager
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Lighting Designer
    Set Designer
    Assistant Set Designer –
    Technical Director
    Head Carpenter
    Pyrotechnician –
    Sound Designer ,
    Librettist –
    Assistant Musical Director
    Costume Designer ,
    Makeup Artist –