H.M.S. Pinafore

Directed by John Savournin, this witty and inventive update of the much loved comic operetta will have you rolling in the aisles from start to finish.
H.M.S. Pinafore at the King's Head Theatre from Charles Court Opera

Image courtesy King's Head Theatre


Genre: Opera
Venue: King's Head Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (including 15 min interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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In the 15 years since the company was formed, Charles Court Opera have toured Gilbert & Sullivan productions across the UK and USA to some of the most high-profile venues and arts festivals and have built a reputation as 'the masters of Gilbert & Sullivan in small spaces' (Camden New Journal).

In 2016, they became an Associate Company of King's Head Theatre.


H.M.S. Pinafore is set on board a strictly hierarchical naval ship and satirises the rigid British class system.

Josephine, the Captain's daughter has fallen in love with a lowly sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, despite being promised to the First Lord of the Admiralty.

Featuring some of Sullivan's best loved music, including 'I am the Monarch of the sea' and 'He is an Englishman,' audiences can expect an evening of rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with unique wit and infectious energy in a show suitable for all ages, that harks back to the golden age of technicolour.

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Postal address:
115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN

Box office tel: 0207 226 8561

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Previews from:Wednesday 10 April 2019

Press night:Tuesday 16 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 11 May 2019

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Sunday - 3-00pm



£10 - £14


Friday & Saturday Evening Premium £35.00

Weekday Premium £27.50

Standard £23.50


Weekday Concession £19.50

Under 30's (Tuesday's only) £10.00

Unwaged (Matinees only) £5.00

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Author: Gilbert & Sullivan
Director: John Savournin
Designer: Rachel Szmukler
Choreography: Damian Czarnecki
Lighting: Ian Wilson

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