Set on a ship, this show explores the relationship between Josephine, the Captain’s daughter, and Ralph, a lower-class sailor. Social class becomes an obstacle for the pair as Josephine’s father attempts to marry her to the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will his mind be changed when he finds himself in a similar position, when Buttercup, a nanny, falls in love with him?

The Production:

Following the sell-out productions of “Opera of Ages” and The Magic Flute, DOE have had a fantastic year, and the third and final production of the season promises to live up to their high standards. Featuring “When I was a Lad” and “I am the Monarch of the Sea”, HMS Pinafore marks one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most renowned operettas.


Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham


Thursday 14th June 2018 – 7:30pm

Friday 15th June 2018 – 7:30pm

Saturday 16th June 2018 – 2:30pm








The Production Team:

Director: Jennifer Baker

Assistant Director: Alabama Jackson

Musical Director: Theo Golden

Assistant Musical Director: Nathan Smith

Repetiteur: Josh Ridley

Producer: Izzy Young

Assistant Producer: Ell Page

Technical Director: Josh Gordon

Our Cast:

Sir Joseph Porter: Adam Brown

Captain Corcoran: Henry Chapman

Ralph Rackstraw: Alex Akhurst

Josephine: Hannah Ambrose

Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup): Catherine Bench

Cousin Hebe: Rosie Burgering

Dick Deadeye: Cameron Gergett

Bill Bobstay: Henry Gould

Bob Becket: Rory McNeilage


Hannah Thomson

Poppy Metherell

Kirsty Dempster

Rosa Hirtzel

Emily Beringer

Rachel Bird

Francis Bertschinger

Hamish Garland

Jonny Hewitt