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Home>What's On>GSOV presents Cox & Box | HMS Pinafore
|Friday to Sunday, 4 - 6 October |
4 performances only!
Friday and Saturday 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 2pm
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria present
Cox & Box and HMS Pinafore
Directed by Daniel Sinfield, Musical Direction by Joshua Geddes
With The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra
Cox & Box
This frivolous yet charming tale, full of musical humour and sparkling tunes is a cheerful romp. Before Sullivan met Gilbert he composed a delicious one act farce, Cox & Box with humorist F.C. Burnand. First performed privately in a menís club, its popularity climbed and was the only work, not written by both Gilbert & Sullivan to be continually performed by the fabled DíOyly Carte Opera Company, through its long history. Sergeant Bouncer is renting a room to Mr Box, a printer who works at night, and to Mr Cox, a hatter who works by day. Neither know of each otherís existence, until one day Mr Cox is awarded a holiday. Returning home Mr Cox is horrified to find Mr Box asleep in his bed! Much hilarity follows as Sergeant Bouncer tries to sort out the mess. Sullivan provides a preview to the masterpieces he would later write with Gilbert. This is a gem of a mini-opera, and will bring much amusement and delight in this new production. Delight in this timeless classic Ė
Gilbertís raucus satire on rank and privilege, set to some of the saltiest, jauntiest and joyful nautical music ever written, by Arthur Sullivan. H.M.S Pinafore was Gilbert & Sullivanís first international success. It has sailed the musical seas since 1878, and has never, no never, and not even hardly ever fallen from popularity. The Captainís daughter Josephine, is in love with the common sailor, Ralph Rackstraw. However, her father plans to marry her off to the unbearable but wealthy First Sea Lord, Sir Joseph Porter. After some hilarious plot twists, the lovers win through in the end.
This comic opera is an ideal introduction to children, and young persons, of the joys of classical musical theatre.
Make the most of this opportunity to see a classic double bill!
Take advantage of our Early Bird prices which are available until midnight Monday August 26th and BOOK NOW!
(Early Bird prices valid to 11.59pm August 25)
Adult $45 (Early Bird $41)
Concession $39 (Early Bird $35) (Must hold a valid Health Care Card)
Student $32 (Early Bird $28)
Child 16 and under $25 (Early Bird $21)
Family of 3, max 1 adult $85 (Early Bird $75)
Family of 4, max 2 adults, $126 (Early Bird $112)
Group of 10+, $37 per ticket
Under two years free (must be seated on a ticket holders lap)
Transaction fees apply - $3.80 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
Darebin Arts Centre
Cnr St Georges Road and Bell Street, Preston
Running time 180 minutes, including two intervals
Latecomers will be admitted at suitable breaks
Strictly no filming or photography permitted
We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 8470 8280 to make your booking