THAT Gilbert & Sullivan masterpiece HMS Pinafore will soon sail back on stage with a cargo of classic music and song and a crew which includes Huddersfield soprano Anna Trent.
Anna will be on deck at Halifax Playhouse alongside other members of Halifax Gilbert and Sullivan Society in a production which opens on November 1.
She will be playing the heroine Josephine, a role she has already played with Huddersfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Anna is a music graduate from Huddersfield University, and has performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre with Huddersfield G and S in a number of shows including Iolanthe and most recently as Casilda in The Gondoliers.
Last year, she played Elsie Maynard in the Halifax G&S production of The Yeomen of the Guard.
Now she is back in Halifax to play Josephine, a role she says she particularly enjoys.
Pinafore will be docked at the Playhouse until November 7 with evening performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
The opera pokes fun at social class, and audiences have enjoyed the zaniness and sheer charm of the opera since 1878! The show was the first Gilbert & Sullivan international blockbuster.
It is a mix that includes the captain’s daughter, the lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, Sir Joseph Porter plus an easy going Captain and a host of other characters.
Tenor Leon Waksberg plays Ralph Rackstraw, Ian Moorhouse joins the company for the first time as Captain Corcoran while Halifax stalwart Colin Fine will become, with relish, Dick Deadeye. Keep a weather eye out for Steven Greenwood as The Rt Hon Sir Joseph Porter KCB!
Music and stage direction is by Richard Buxton.
Ticket details from the Playhouse box office from Monday on 01422 365998.