Our Society isn’t yet quite 50 (though we’re starting to plan to celebrate that), but today (25 May) it’s 140 years since the first performance of HMS Pinafore. This show opened at the Opera Comique in London on 25 May 1878 and ran for 571 performances, the second-longest run of any musical theatre piece up to that time.
Why not wish Pinafore a Happy Birthday by coming along to our Singalong on 22 June? A £10 ticket buys you an evening of fun, either to sing – bring your own score, or we’ll lend you a copy – or just to listen to. Tickets from members, or contact our ticket hot-line by phone (07703 483083) or email ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit. You too will then be able to “whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense, Pinafore”, which you’ll remember as one of Major-General Stanley’s qualifications for his exalted rank!