Hot off the Captain’s table! There’s just over a month until Sasha Regan’s award-winning All-Male Company docks at Wilton’s Music Hall for another nautical adventure! The much-loved crew of the All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore downs anchor at Wilton’s from 15th April – 9th May before setting sail to Bath, Winchester, Cambridge and Exeter.
Following their smash-hit run of the All-Male The Pirates of Penzance last year, the Company invites landlubbers below deck for a bold re-imagining of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s classic comic operetta. Sasha Regan’s inventive production is set on board a World War II battleship where troops create a distraction from the goings-on above board. Expect plenty of mischief, mistaken identities and surprises on the high seas…
Come and “sail the ocean blue” with…..
ALAN RICHARDSON (Josephine)
Alan Richardson will reprise his role as Josephine. Richardson’s G&S All-Male Company career spans a decade during which time he has been awarded the People’s Choice for Best Male Performance in the Off West End Theatre Awards for his role as Mabel in the All-Male The Pirates of Penzance (toured UK and Australia). He also played the role of Phyllis in the All-Male Iolanthe at the Union Theatre and at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2011; the role of Yum-Yum in the All-Male Mikado UK Tour in 2017 and more recently, he received critical acclaim for his role as Ruth in the All-Male The Pirates of Penzance at Wilton’s Music Hall for which he won huge acclaim and was described as “immensely talented” (Musical Theatre Review).
DAVID MCKECHNIE (Sir Joseph Porter)
David McKechnie returns to Wilton’s Music Hall as Sir Joseph Porter, following his acclaimed performance as Major-General Stanley in Sasha Regan’s all-male The Pirates of Penzance at Wilton’s Music Hall last year.
Previous roles with Sasha Regan’s all-male company includes: Sir Joseph Porter in the H.M.S. Pinafore 2013 production for which it was noted: “David McKechnie’s gartered Sir Joseph Porter KCB (a truly plausible ruler of the Queen’s Navy) stole every scene with his gloriously hammed up Whitehall mandarin” (Jonathan Baz). David McKechnie’s portrayal of Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore (Hackney Empire and UK tour 2016) was described as “brilliant” by A Younger Theatre and “exotically glamorous” by The Stage. He also played the role of Ko-Ko in the All-Male The Mikado (UK tour, 2017).
RICHARD RUSSELL EDWARDS (Cousin Hebe)
Richard Russell Edwards reprises his role as Cousin Hebe. Richard first played the role in 2013 before appearing at The Hackney Empire and subsequent UK tours for which he won the Craig Dodd Theatre Prize, Actor in a Featured Role 2013. Since then he has become another all-male favourite, having performed the role of Connie in Sasha Regan’s All-Male The Pirates of Penzance UK tour 2015 and more recently at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2019; Peep-Bo / cover Katisha in the All-Male Mikado UK Tour 2017; and Fairy Queen in the All-Male Iolanthe UK Tour 2018 for which he was described as having “a magnificent voice” (British Theatre Guide).
Further cast announcements will be made shortly.
Whatever you do, don’t miss this fabulous new production. Sasha Regan’s All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE is ideal for families and provides a great deal of joy and fun for everyone. Boarding passes are available at Wilton’s Music Hall. Don’t miss the boat!
Runs at Wilton’s Music Hall from 15th April – 9th May 2020
Online Bookings: https://www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/615-sasha-regan-s-h-m-s-pinafore