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Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria – HMS Pinafore presented with Box & Cox @ Darebin Arts Centre - 4-6 October

BY Sarah Berry | 21-Sep-2019
HMS Pinafore & Box and Cox, 4-6 October, Darebin Arts Centre. A delicious duo of family fun, featuring Gilbert and Sullivan’s most familiar songs. Matinee activities for all young sailors with colouring competitions, best costume and learning the hornpipe. Bookings https://gsov.org.au/.
Venue: Darebin Arts Centre
Address: cnr Bell St and St Georges Rd, Preston
Date: 4-6 October
Time: Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm
Ticket: Full $45, concession and groups prices available
Buy / Ticket: https://gsov.org.au/
Web: https://gsov.org.au
: https://www.facebook.com/events/349320895677383/
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria
Ella Broome (Josephine) and Paul Tooby (Captain of HMS Pinafore) – photo by Brian Taylor
The Captain of the HMS Pinafore instructs his daughter, Josephine, to marry the wealthy Sir Joseph Porter, the ruler of the Queen’s Navy, but she loves a lowly sailor, Ralph. Surely, his sisters, his cousins, and his aunts would all agree, this match is impossible? But what of the Captain’s love, a gypsy woman, his dear little Buttercup?

Threaded with popular and well-known songs, this classic comic melodrama plays with the absurdity of class distinctions and the timeless idea that social norms can determine who we love. Look forward to a production both deeply embedded in the tradition of Gilbert and Sullivan with its light-hearted funniness, and full of contemporary surprises!

Also in this double bill is Cox and Box, a short and lively three-handed farce in the style of a sitcom (think ‘Gilmore Girls’ meets ‘Kath and Kim’). Two men share an apartment without knowing that they do: how will their greedy landlord solve this ridiculous problem?

Matinees come with family activities for your young sailors: enjoy colouring competitions, best costume prizes & dancing the hornpipe.

Fri 4 Oct, 8pm
Sat 5 Oct, 2pm, 8pm
Sun 6 Oct, 2pm

Bookings: gsov.org.au