Date: Wednesday 2nd September 2020
'H.M.S. Pinafore' : Opera Anywhere
The fourth collaboration between Gilbert & Sullivan and their first blockbuster hit was HMS Pinafore, or ‘The Lass That Loved a Sailor.’
The opera opened on 28 May 1878 at the Opera Comique in London and ran for 571 performances. It became a huge hit in England, as well as in America, being copied illegally by dozens of performing companies.
HMS Pinafore is one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas, perhaps because of its infectious tunes and generally well-constructed libretto. Drawing on several of his earlier ‘bab ballad’ poems, Gilbert embued HMS Pinafore with mirth and silliness in abundance. The opera’s gentle satire reprises and builds upon the love between members of different social classes.
The action takes place on the quarterdeck of HMS Pinafore which is anchored in the harbour at Portsmouth.
This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Josephine is the captain’s daughter and has fallen for lowly sailor, Ralph. Yet her father has other ideas – he has promised her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.
Will love prevail?
Climb aboard to find out and enjoy a feast of fun along the way.
Hip hip hooray!
Tickets in advance : Adult : £18.00, Concessions : £15.00, Child : £8.00, Family : £45.00
Tickets are non-refundable. Gates Open 1 Hour before the Start time. Licensed Bar. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Ice-Creams & Snacks.
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Buy over-the-counter at Tourist Offices in St Ives, Penzance, St Mawes, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard & Launceston plus 'Heartlands'Pool Redruth
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Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre
Penlee Theatre looks forward to welcoming you to a diverse range professional theatre and music through the summer season.
2020 Season Now Booking
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Concessions: Over65s, Under16s, Benefits.
[ Children under 3 (on a lap!) Free.]
Family : 2 Adults and 2 Under16s.
Group Rates : 10+ people get a 10% discount
(when bought as one order)
Refreshments available :
Fresh Homemade Vegetable Curry with Naan Bread ( £5.50 )
and Hot Jacket Potatoes with Grated Cheese or Vegetable Curry ( £5.50 /£6.50) are available for virtually all shows
Served before the Show starts, they must be booked in advance.
Hot & Cold drinks plus Snacks available at all performances.
All listed performances will feature a Licensed Bar.
Smoking - the Theatre's Seated area is a No Smoking Zone
Refunds are only given if a show is cancelled: performances will go ahead except in the worst of weather.
The information below only applies to an event being held at Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre.
Please check the information on each Event by clicking on Details
The gate opens 60 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Seating is provided.
Please bring whatever you need for a comfy and cosy experience: warm clothes, waterproofs, blankets, cushions, rugs, picnics etc but no umbrellas
Wheelchair access - there is full access but, as the surface is grass, it may be slippery when wet
Parking The nearest car park is above Penlee Park, entrance from Alverton Terrace. Other ample car parking close by
Dogs Well behaved, quiet dogs on a short lead are welcome but please bring your doggy bags.
The Open Air Theatre in Penlee Park had its first season in the early 1950s. It's in a beautifully sheltered setting, opposite the Cafe terrace of Penlee House & Gallery.