Following a sellout run of The Pirates of Penzance in Feb 2016, Glitter & Twisted Theatre Company return to Stroud's Cotswold Playhouse in Spring 2017 with another favourite Gilbert & Sullivan show, H.M.S. Pinafore.

Josephine, a middle-class captain’s daughter, is in love with a horny-handed sailor on her father’s own ship, but Daddy wants her to marry his own boss, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Of course love will find a way – these stories always end happily – but not before some tears, more than a few belly-laughs, and a string of glorious musical numbers.

Glitter & Twisted’s superb cast wake up a Victorian classic and make it relevant to today’s audience. Hold on to your sailor hats – this is glittering G&S – but with a twist!


Fri 31 March 7.30pm
Sat 1 April 7.30pm
Sun 2 April 5pm
Thurs 6 April 7.30pm
Fri 7 April 7.30pm
Sat 8 April 7.30pm
Sun 9 April 5pm

To reserve tickets call 0333 666 3366 or visit the theatre's website here: Cotswold Playhouse

The cast is as follows:

Captain Corcoran Rob Burbidge
Sir Joseph Porter Alan Feeney
Ralph Rackstraw Jon Baron
Dick Deadeye Selwyn Morgan
Bill Bobstay (Boatswain) Tom Mullins
Bob Beckett (Carpenter) Jim Whalley
Josephine Grace Hawker
Buttercup Karen Dacre
Hebe Juliet Biard
Auntie Marta Leskard
Ensemble Casey Carter
  Richard Coole
  Jack Curtis
  Katherine Dipple
  Cat Edmond
  Iain Hicken
  Libby Jordan
  Ruth Ludlam
  Caleb O'Brien
  Megan Stuart

If you've never seen one of our productions, check out our YouTube page, to get a better idea of the Glitter & Twisted style.

We also need backstage and technical crew, so please contact us if that interests you.

Previous Glitter & Twisted shows:
2016: The Pirates of Penzance: a retelling of Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece, set in 1953, following a 2016 prologue.  
2013: Savoy Ghosts: a revue by Simon Moss & Suzanne Barnes, featuring music from all the shows that opened at the Savoy Theatre in London between 1881 and 1903. Gilbert & Sullivan songs were presented in radical new ways, and some rarities were featured, such as a song by J.M. Barrie and Arthur Conan Doyle.  
2012: The Contrabandista: An 1860s musical by Sir Arthur Sullivan, with book by Burnand, reimagined in a 1960s setting. This was the first fully-staged production of the show since the 1970s.  
2011: Ruddy George: a contemporary parody of the G&S show Ruddigore, this was believed to be its first fully staged production since the original in 1887.  

Artistic Director: Simon Moss

Musical Director: Suzanne Barnes


Simon Moss has also directed:

2016: The Mikado, Barn Theatre Cirencester (with Suzanne Barnes as MD)

2014: Patience, Barn Theatre Cirencester (with Suzanne Barnes as MD)

2013: The Yeomen of the Guard, Barn Theatre

2012: Ruddygore, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

2011: The Pirates of Penzance, Everyman Theatre