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HMS Pinafore

by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street London E81JEJ
Box Office 0208 985 2424
Overground to Hackney Central, Buses 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277 :

Regan De Wynter Ltd in association with Hilary A Williams present Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, or ‘The Lass That Loved a Sailor’ at Hackney Empire from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 February prior to an 8 week UK tour. This is Regan De Wynter’s fourth collaboration of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera.

H.M.S Pinafore (1878) was an international hit and is one of the most popular G&S operas, dealing with the age old conundrum of love between social classes, This follows their Hackney Empire season of ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ prior to its Australian tour in 2012.

This all male production is directed by Sasha Regan, with choreography by Lizzi Gee, musical supervision by Michael England and the musical director is Richard Bates. The design is by Ryan Dawson-Laight with lighting by Tim Delling.

Keith Jack plays Ralph, Neil Moors is Captain Cocoran, David McKechnie (Sir Joseph Porter K.C.B), Alan Richardson (Josephine), Alex Weatherhill (Buttercup), Aidan Crowley (Dick Deadeye), Richard Russell-Edwards (Hebe). Sailors and Sisters - Dale Page, Tommy Knapp, Paul McDowell, Shane Landers, Thomas Henson, Benjamin Wong, Ben Irish, Will Keith, Jacob Baumila.

Keith Jack was second in BBC TV’s ‘Any Dream Will Do’. He has played the lead in ‘Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat’ UK Tour. Keith has performed in many BBC concerts and with John Barrowman, for Andrew Lloyd Webber, and recently with Ruthie Henshall. Neil Moors has been in the Arena world tour of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. He was the Major General in Sasha Regan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at Hackney Empire and Australian tour in 2012. Alan Richardson won the People’s Award for Best Actor in the Off West End Awards for his role in Sasha Regan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’. This production also won Best Off West End production whatsonstage 2011. Lizzi Gee has been nominated for best choreography for ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ Off West End Awards 2013 at the Union Theatre which Sasha Regan founded in 1998.

Michael England has been Musical Director for ‘Les Misérables’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Spamalot’, ‘The Producers’, and ‘Jerry Springer’ in the West End. He has been Musical Supervisor for Sasha Regan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ (Australian Tour), ‘Iolanthe’ (Wilton’s) and ‘Patience’ (Union Theatre).

Eve perfs 7.30pm Mats Sat 15 & 22 Feb 2.30pm Sun 16 & 23 Feb 5.00pm
(running time 2 hours 15 mins)

27 January 2014