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HMS Pinafore and The Mikado at the New Theatre     

HMS Pinafore and The Mikado at the New Theatre

Courtesy of the The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Cardiff will be treated to two of the most popular Savoy operas of all time. HMS Pinafore comes to the New Theatre from Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 October, followed by The Mikado from Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 October.

HMS Pinafore is perhaps the most well-known of the G&S operas, full of witty characters and memorable music. The story takes place aboard HMS Pinafore where Josephine, the Captain’s daughter, falls in love with lower-class sailor Ralph. The two decide to elope but the Captain discovers their plan and hilarity ensues. The opera features catchy songs like I’m Called Little Buttercup, A British Tar and When I Was a Lad.

The Mikado is another gloriously topsy-turvy tale featuring a host of unforgettable characters, such as Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner and Pooh-Bah the sneering Lord High Everything Else. There’s also Nanki-Poo, who has disguised himself to escape from ugly noblewoman Katisha; and Yum-Yum, who happens to be in love with Nanki-Poo. As famous for its classic melodies as it is for its captivating silliness, the show includes classics such as Three Little Maids from School, A Wandering Minstrel and Tit Willow.

Gilbert and Sullivan operas have been delighting audiences for almost 150 years with their blend of laugh-out-loud humour and catchy songs, and the New Theatre cannot wait to bring these timeless operas back to Cardiff.

HMS Pinafore is at the New Theatre on Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 October, and The Mikado on Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 October. Tickets are on sale now from £9.00 - £32.00. For further details about the show or to book tickets* visit or call the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889.

Special discounts apply for those booking both shows – please check with Box Office for more details.

Bookings are subject to a Ticketing Service Charge (exemptions apply).

HMS Pinafore
New Theatre, Cardiff
Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 October
Tuesday 7.30pm, Wednesday 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Mikado
New Theatre, Cardiff
Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 October
Thursday 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: £9.00 - £32.00
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
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