Off-West End award nominations:
Best OPERA PRODUCTION
Best PERFORMANCE IN AN OPERA PRODUCTION for the ensemble.
Sasha Regan's award-winning All-Male Company sails into Wilton's with another smash hit nautical adventure…
Burly sailors and their lady visitors will take you below deck on a World War II battleship in this inventive reimagining of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and first international blockbuster: H.M.S. Pinafore or The Lass That Loved a Sailor.
With infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto, this charming comic operetta deals with the age-old conundrum of love between social classes. The Captain’s daughter, Josephine, is caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea when she falls for lower class sailor Ralph Rackstraw, but the Captain wishes for her to marry the upstanding Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will Josephine follow her heart or honour her father’s wish? Find out from March.
Expect plenty of mischief and surprises on the high seas from a diverse crew of brawny Popeyes and their beautiful lasses. Anything is possible in this epic seagoing love story!
Joyful, witty and fun for all the family.
Boarding passes are available now. Don’t miss the boat!
Sasha Regan's award-winning All-Male Company has toured all over the UK and Australia. They won Best Off-West End Production at The WhatsOnStage Awards in 2009 before transferring to Wilton’s Music Hall for a 6-week sell-out run. Following widespread acclaim, they set sail on a tour of Australia in 2012 with The Pirates of Penzance culminating in a month-long run at the Sydney Theatre Company thanks to Cate Blanchett, then co-artistic director. There was a subsequent UK tour and further award-nominated runs at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2019 and in the West End the following year. The crew are delighted to return to Wilton's.
Tom Duern; Gareth Evans; Patrick Cook; Joshua Clayton; Oliver Ramsdale; Matthew Facchino; Trevor Lin; Zac Adlam.
Composer – Arthur Sullivan
Choreographer – Lizzi Gee
Design – Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting – Ben Bull
Casting Director – Adam Braham Casting
Producers – Regan De Wynter Williams Ltd
PR – Fiona Lockley, Lockley Gladwyn
'the greatest gift theatre can give' - Stefan Kyriazis, Daily Express and Sunday Mirror
'What utter, complete bliss' - Stefan Kyriazis, Daily Express and Sunday Mirror
'the hallmark of a truly great production' - Julian Eaves, BritishTheatre.com
'Unmissable' - Simon Webb, Jack The Lad Magazine
'A tonic and a treat' - George Hall, The Stage
'A riot of theatrical exuberance and creativity' - Susan Elkin, Musical Theatre Review
'A comic delight' - Chris Selman, Gay times
'genuinely has something for everyone, including your sisters, cousins, and aunts' - Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly
'a delightful evening of music and mirth' - Richard Beck, Broadway Baby
'an evening of escapism, wonder and joy' - Claire Roderick, Fairy Powered
'a shipload of fun!' - Jim Cooke, London Living Large
'delicious' - Mary Beer, London Theatre 1
'huge amounts of exuberant fun' - Rebecca Armstrong, Opera For All
'a brilliant cast....a fantastic experience' - Christopher Biggins
'Once seen and heard, will likely live with you forever' - Jack Buckley, Seen and Heard