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
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|
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.|