The story takes place on board the ship HMS Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lowly sailor, Jack Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph porter, 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 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 drastically.
29 March 2017 - 01 April 2017
Kendal Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Brewery Arts Centre