Play directory : HMS Pinafore

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Written
    1878
  • Setting
    Portsmouth, UK
  • Overview
    The plot revolves around a naval captain's daughter who is in love with a lower-class foremast hand (a common sailor, well below officer rank), even though her father intends her to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty, the cabinet minister in charge of the Royal Navy. As with most of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise twist changes everything dramatically near the end of the story.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: HMS Pinafore