Award-winning Regan De Wynter Williams
Productions are proud to present the UK Tour of
Or The Lass That Loved a Sailor
By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
LIZZI GEE nominated for BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
H.M.S. PINAFORE at the OffWestEnd Awards
The award-winning company that gave you all-male productions of ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, ‘Iolanthe’ & ‘Patience’ is proud to present Gilbert & Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and first blockbuster: “H.M.S. Pinafore”, or “The Lass That Loved a Sailor”
Set in the hold of a WW11 ship, the setting allows the cast of 16 to switch between burly sailors, in the working underbelly of the vessel, to lady visitors. A playful, innovative and heartfelt production.
A simple set with a beautiful costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight have allowed maximum scope for inventive playing by the cast, whereby physicality and voice is key to telling the story.
One of the most popular G&S operas, dealing with the age old conundrum of love between social classes, Pinafore has infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto, a perfect match for this creative teams inimitable style.
Hysterically funny and highly effective. G&S’s score is irresistibly delightful and utterly timeless. Performed with joy and enthusiasm. It is so rare to see such a timeless production staged with such love and care. * * * * WestEnd Frame
A joy from Start to Finish. * * * * Public Reviews
Tickets: From £13.50
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Online Booking: www.atgtickets.com/york
UK Tour 2016
Cambridge Arts Theatre: 20th – 23
London Hackney Empire: 27th – 1st May
York Grand Opera House: 3rd – 7th May
Winchester Theatre Royal: 12th – 14th May
Beverley East Riding Theatre: 23rd – 25th May
Bridlington Spa Theatre: 26th – 28th May
Bath Theatre Royal: 31st – 4th June
London Richmond Theatre: 14th – 18th June
Brighton Theatre Royal : 21st – 25th June
Truro Hall for Cornwall: 30th – 2nd July
Malvern Malvern Theatres: 5th – 9th July
Bromley Churchill Theatre: 11th – 13th July
Salford The Lowry: 14th – 16th July
Shrewsbury Severn Theatre: 18th – 20th July
Leicester Curve: 21st– 23rd July
Dynamic choreography… excellent…priceless. An extraordinary adventure.
* * * * Sam Smith of music OMH
Following the phenomenon which was Matthew Bourne’s all-male Swan Lake, another thrilling all-male version of a much-loved classic… Sasha Regan returns with one of the most popular G&S operas, following her hugely successful
award-winning all-male production The Pirates of Penzance at Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Theatre and UK Tour
Directed by Sasha Regan
Theatre directing credits include; ‘We’re all doing Time’ (CRITICS CHOICE), ‘Chelinot’ (SUNDAY TIMES CRITICS CHOICE), Kander & Ebb’s ‘Cabaret’, ‘Sweeney Todd’ (CRITICS CHOICE) and ‘Pirates of Penzance’ (WINNER OF THE WHAT’SONSTAGE, BEST OFF WEST END PRODUCTION, 2010). After performing at The Prince of Wales Theatre for the What’sonStage.com Awards, ‘Pirates’ then transferred to the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall and then moved to The Rose Theatre in Kingston. ‘Pirates’ has just completed a Number One tour of Australia, including a month’s run at The Sydney Theatre.
Sasha also worked with Chris O’Dowd at The British Independent Film Awards.
Other directing credits include ‘Iolanthe’ (CRITICS CHOICE & TIME OUT’s top 10 musicals of 2010). ‘Iolanthe’ transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall where the cast enjoyed a sold-out run and broke all Wilton’s box office records from the previous 12 years. ‘Patience’ (CRITICS CHOICE). Most recently Sasha directed the European Premiere of ‘Pipe Dream’, the musical has been nominated for both Best Production and Best Direction in the Broadway World Awards this year.
Choreographed by Lizzi Gee
Recent Credits include: Film: ‘Pride’ (Pathe dir. Matthew Warchus).
Theatre: The Winter’s Tale (RSC/ UK Tour 2013), ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom (Phoenix Theatre / chichester /UK Tour), ‘Pipe Dream’ (Union), ‘Rocket to the Moon’ (National Theatre), ‘Love Story’ (Duchess Theatre), ‘Onassis’ (Novello Theatre), ‘Buddy’ (UK Tour), ‘Vernon God Little’ (Young Vic), All Male Pirates of Penzance – Union Theatre/Wilton’s Music Hall, and Kingston Rose, Australia 2012, (Winner of Best off West End Production Whatsonstage awards)
Designed by Ryan Dawson-Laight
Ryan is a designer for performance. His credits include set and costume design for ‘HMS Pinafore’ (Union Theatre) set and costume design for ’BLACK’ (Unity Theatre), ‘Henry V’ (Oxford Castle), ‘Chess’ (Union Theatre), ‘IN DRAG’ (Purcell Rooms/Southbank Centre), ‘Good Morning Midnight’ (Jermyn street Theatre), set design for Le Gateau Chocolat (Menier Chocolate Factory). Artistic Director for ‘Starting Line’, a large scale performance piece that celebrated the arrival of the torch as part of the Paralympic Games. He is currently working with Drew McOnie and his company The McOnie Group on a brand new piece called ‘Drunk’, which premieres at the Leicester Curve before making its way to the Bridewell Theatre.
Director Sasha Regan
Choreographer Lizzi Gee
Designer Ryan Dawson-Laight
Musical Director Richard Bates
Lighting design Tim Deiling
Producer Regan De Wynter Williams Ltd
Casting Adam Braham Casting
CAST To be confirmed
If you are lucky enough a show comes along that is so inventive and brilliant it takes your breath away. Sussex Express
You can’t not enjoy it. British Theatre Guide