The Pinafore a 'saucy' beauty of a ship in her majesty's navy is anchored in the South Pacific. Its proud sailors are busy scrubbing the decks for the expected arrival of Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty. "Little" Buttercup, a bumboat woman who is round and rosy comes aboard to sell to the sailors her stock of "snuff, tobaccy and other luxuries".
A handsome and accomplished sailor, Ralph tells his messmates he is in love with the Captain's daughter, Josephine. Dick Deadeye reminds the seamen that Captain's daughters don't marry foremast hands!
Josephine is sought in marriage by Sir Joseph, but it seems she has no enthusiasm for a union with the cabinet minister and secretly she is in love with a lowly sailor (Ralph). It also seems little Buttercup harbours a secret about Ralph.
While Sir Joseph and the Captain are below deck discussing the proposed marriage, Ralph finds Josephine and declares his love for her and she for him, but as he is below her society class alas they cannot be together. Dick Deadeye then hears of a planned elopement between Josephine and Ralph…………. Will he tell the Captain. Alas, little Buttercup can keep her secret no more and for the sake of love tells all.
Terry Parkin of Noosa, directs and stars in this well known musical production of HMS Pinafore. If anyone knows Terry he has a wonderfully talented person and adaptly that is why he has added own unique sense of humour to the production, but he still maintains it is a genuine Gilbert & Sullivan musical. Terry has been involved in theatre all over the Sunshine Coast in production such as Pirates of Penzance, Caberet, Now That's Entertainment, The Great Pretenders and Aladdin to name a few. Other cast favourites include:
Ralph Rackstraw KC Smith
Josephine Menny Monahan
Captain Cocoran Colin Donnelly
Sir Joseph Porter Terry Parkin
Dick Deadeye John Woodrow
Buttercup Pat Morris
Aunt Phebe Liz Hopkins
Boatswain Bobby Le Roux
Carpenter Andrew Bloyce
Director Terry Parkin
Musical Director Michael Bloyce
Orchestra Convenor Ian Maclean
May 25 8pm
May 26 2pm and 8pm
May 27 2pm
May 30 8pm
June 1 8pm
June 2 2pm and 8pm
Prices: Adult $20, Concession $15, Children up to 10 $10
Group Discounts of 10 or more available.
For bookings please phone 5448 7883
Coolum Civic Centre, Park Road, Coolum