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Musical, Fri 7 Jun 2019, £15-£17

HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore


H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan. 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 571performances. It became a huge hit in England, as well as in America, being copied illegally by dozens of performing companies.

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.

Hiphip hooray!“HMS PINAFORE–Corn Exchange, Dorchester Nov ’18 THE comedy works of Gilbert and Sullivan are a good way of introducing the public to opera and the Opera Anywhere company ticks all the boxes for bringing professional productions to small scale venues.A cast of ten singers, an accompanying pianist and a flautist make the most of the comic possibilitiesin this musical romance that pokes relentless fun at Britain’s posh people and the ruling classes. Founders of the touring company, Mike and Vanessa Woodward each have leading roles in the production which maintains a high standard throughout in spite of the staging and scenery being very basic, the emphasis wisely concentrating upon the vocal abilities of the performers. There are excellent performances by the young singers which are led by Andre Refig as a naval captain and Ellie Neate as his daughter who makes the mistake of falling in love with a low-life sailor although of course it all comes out right in the end.”–Marion Cox, Dorset Press“ Just to say how much we enjoyed this afternoon’s performance. Such energy and commitment from every single performer and a great production. The musicians were excellent too, thank you for a super afternoon”–Julie Fisher, audience member, HMS Pinafore, Waterperry Gardens, July 2018.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 7 Jun 2019 19:30


Tickets £17
Concessions £15



    King Street,
    Great Yarmouth,
    NR30 2PG


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Disabled accessDisabled access


    See location of St. George's Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TG 526073  Lat: 52.60520 Long: 1.72938

    By Road:
    The nearest car park for St. George's is the 208 space car park off King Street.
    From Norwich on the A47: go straight over the Vauxhall roundabout and turn right at the next roundabout onto North Quay. Carry on straight ahead, and at the traffic lights get into the left hand lane. The road forks in front of the Town Hall, follow the left fork, then turn immediately right along Greyfriar's Road to the left of the Town Hall. Take the next left into King Street car park.

    From the south on the A12 and A143 Western Bypass: take the third exit at the Gapton Hall Retail Park roundabout onto Pasteur Road. Go straight ahead at the next roundabout. At the trafflic lights, go straight ahead onto Bridge Road ensuring you are in the right-hand lane. On Haven Bridge, make sure you are in the right-hand lane and turn right onto North Quay, then immediately get into the left hand lane. The road forks in front of the Town Hall, follow the left fork, then turn immediately right onto Greyfriar's Road to the left of the Town Hall. Take the next left into King Street car park.
    King Street Car Park is a pay and display car park until 4pm. It is free to park after 4pm. Once parked, face Pegotty's and walk up one of the well lit Rows to either side of this well known pub. At the end of the Row, turn right onto King Street. St. George's Theatre is located at the junction of Yarmouth Way with King Street.

    By Rail:
    Great Yarmouth station is approximately 1.5 miles from St. George's. On leaving the station go over the pedestrian bridge to the left. Walk along North Quay heading south onto South Quay, passing the Town Hall on your left. Cross left into Yarmouth Way at the pedestrian crossing just past Row 111 and Greyfriar's Cloisters. Walk along Yarmouth Way, St. George's is at the junction of Yarmouth Way with King Street.

    By foot:
    St George's is a huge central Great Yarmouth landmark. From the seafront, walk up Trafalgar Road past St. George's Park on your right. St. George's Theatre is at the top of the park. From the Market Place, walk past Palmers, WHSmith and the Body Shop onto King Street. Carry on along King Street for about 5 minutes, St. George's is at the junction of Yarmouth Way with King Street.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesHas a ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 3
        Number of steps to entrance
      • YesHandrail by steps
    • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit