Auditions for principal parts in our production in February 2020 of HMS Pinafore are being held from 7:30pm on Monday 9 September. To book your slot with Mike Pendlowski, please e-mail using this link or phone/text 07525 920728.

For the audition, you will need to have prepared the musical numbers and dialogue given in the table below. The dialogue links lead to PDF files that Fiona has prepared for each character who has spoken dialogue. Fiona has also written some “Notes on characterisation and dialogue auditions”, which everyone is strongly advised to read!

 The Rt Hon Sir Joseph Porter KCB
(First Lord of the Admiralty)
No. 9 Song
“When I was a lad”
Captain Corcoran
(commanding HMS. Pinafore)
No.13 Song
“Fair moon, to thee I sing”
Ralph Rackstraw
(Able Seaman)
No. 3 Aria
“A maiden fair to see”
Dick Deadeye
(Able Seaman)
Line in No.12 Finale
“She spurns your suit …” (pp60–62)
Bill Bobstay
(Boatswain’s Mate)
Line in No. 10
“A British Tar”
Bob Becket
(Carpenter’s Mate)
Line in No. 10
“A British Tar”
(the Captain’s daughter)
No. 15 Scena
“The hours creep on apace”
(Sir Joseph’s first cousin)
Line in No.8
“I am the monarch of the sea”
Mrs Cripps
(Little Buttercup)
(a Portsmouth Bumboat woman)
No.2 Recit. and Song
“Hail! men o’ war’s men / I’m called Little Buttercup”

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Mikado in concert 2020

Sorry that our planned concert version of The Mikado at Limekilns Parish Church on Friday 19 June 2020 has had to be postponed – another COVID-19 casualty!

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