HMS Pinafore

Open Air Theatre
Regent's Park, London, England NW1 4NP
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

HMS Pinafore premiered in 1878 at the Opera Comique in London, and became Gilbert and Sullivan's first smash hit, enjoying a successful run of 571 performances while satirizing the snobbery and hypocrisy of the English social system of its day. This new adaptation by Herbert Appleman, HMS Pinafore - (Dauntless Dick Deadeye) is a comic tale of love, class pretensions and mistaken identities. Questioning the integrity of the ruling elite and exposing the duplicitous motives of leaders of power, this comedy still has remarkable resonance today.

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