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

    19:00, Mon 20th September 2021 - Tue 21st September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
    15:00, Tue 21st September 2021 - Thu 23rd September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
    19:00, Thu 23rd September 2021 - 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.

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


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

    Production Team

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    Musical Director -
    Producer -
    Production Manager -
    Company Manager -
    Assistant Director -
    Choreographer -
    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 -
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