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We're delighted to be performing the G&S favourite, HMS Pinafore, at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 7th-9th November 2024. This timeless musical classic features some of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most quotable lines and hummable melodies, and of course a topsy-turvy twist.

Josephine, the captain’s daughter, is in love with Ralph, a common sailor. But her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will she follow her heart or do her duty?

A romantic romp that pokes fun at the class system and Britishness in general, HMS Pinafore is a feel good show for all the family.

This production will be set in the 1920s. The director is Wendy Dovey and Musical Director, Tony Biggin.

We welcome all performers (age 14+), whether a current member or not, to come along to our familiarisation evening on 10th July at St Barnabas Church in Langney. If you are interested in being sent more information about auditions and participation, please fill out the form linked below. Tickets are now on sale, with early bird discounts.

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All at St Barnabas church, Langney (unless otherwise stated)

Weds 10th July 7.30pm - Familiarisation

Weds 17th July 7.30pm - Auditions Workshop

Sunday 21st July 1-4pm - Auditions

22nd July - 4th November Monday & Wednesdays rehearsals, plus occasional Sundays.

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

Tues 5th November - Technical rehearsal

Weds 6th November - Dress rehearsal

Thurs 7th November - Performances 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Fri 8th November - Performance 7.30pm

Sat 9th November - Performances 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Available Roles

The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, First Lord of the Admiralty (comic baritone)
Captain Corcoran, Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore (lyric baritone)
Ralph Rackstraw, Able Seaman (tenor)
Dick Deadeye, Able Seaman (bass-baritone)
Bill Bobstay, Boatswain's Mate (baritone)
Bob Becket, Carpenter's Mate (bass)
Josephine, The Captain's Daughter (soprano)
Cousin Hebe, Sir Joseph's First Cousin (mezzo-soprano)
Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup), A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman (contralto)

Marina, Hebe's sidekick (Mezzo)

Chorus of First Lord's Sisters, His Cousins, His Aunts, Sailors, Marines, etc.


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