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HMS Pinafore and Cox And Box

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Date(s) - 14/06/2018
7:30 pm

Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre


Type of Event: Production
Start Time: 19:30
Start Date: 13th June 2018
End Date: 16th June 2018
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Also 2.30pm on 16th June 2018
Name of the Event: HMS Pinafore and Cox And Box
Group Name: Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre
Name of Venue: Theatre in a Barn,
Street: Downing Farm,
City or Town: Swaffham Bulbeck
County: Cambridgeshire
Postcode: CB25 0NW
Region: Eastern
Country: United Kingdom
Description of Event: Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre is proud to present a double bill of entertainment in 2018 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s enduring operetta ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ together with ‘Cox and Box’, a one-act comic opera with libretto by F. C. Burnand and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. This was Sullivan’s first successful comic opera.

As in previous years the productions will be staged in the wonderful ‘Theatre in a Barn’, Downing Farm, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge CB25 0NW; dates as follows:
• Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 7.30pm – £8
• Thursday 14th June 2018 at 7.30pm – £9
• Friday 15th June 2018 at 7.30pm – £10
• Saturday 16th June 2018 at 2.30pm – £7 and 7.30pm – £10.
Tickets are available via our website, or by e-mailing sbst [dot] tickets [at] gmail [dot] com or telephoning 07541 554845. For further information about the show please contact Ruth Dennis on 01638 730659.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ will be set in 1918, to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War. Sailors and Wrens keep H.M.S. Pinafore ship-shape while their Captain seeks to marry his daughter Josephine to the ruler of the King’s Navy. She would rather marry the common sailor of her dreams. In true G&S fashion no one is quite who they seem but in the end all are happy with their lot.
‘Cox and Box’ is pure Victorian farce/melodrama, telling the tale of two gentlemen who both rent what turns out to be the same room from Mr. Bouncer, an ex-military man. One sleeps during the day, the other at night, but they occasionally meet on the stairs. All goes wrong when one of them is forced to take a holiday! This delightful short piece ends with the discovery that Cox and Box are long-lost brothers.
Contact email address: sbst [dot] tickets [at] gmail [dot] com
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