Art for Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore is Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth comic opera and one of their most famous. After first opening in 1878, the operetta ran for 571 performances in its initial run and achieved popularity both in Britain and overseas. The show tells the story of the love of lowborn sailor Ralph Rackstraw and his captain’s daughter Josephine. The star-crossed lovers are forced to confront their gap in rank when Josephine is betrothed to Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, the head of the Royal Navy. A hilarious satire of class, patriotism and bureaucracy, Pinafore is filled with colourful characters, heartbreaking drama and fantastic music.

The McGill Savoy Society is proud to present an online version of Pinafore, featuring a remotely-recorded cast performing dialogue and music from a pared-down version of the show. The production will premiere as a live stream on YouTube on May 8, 2021. We are looking forward to seeing you on the stream!


Creative Team

Director Olivia Barnes
Producer/Editor Daniel Benjamin Miller
Stage/Video Manager Amy Licheng Qian
Musical Directors Irene Toro and Cédric Picard
Chorus Master Noah Century
Choreographers Olivia Barnes and Tiffany Leclair
Accompanist Chloé Dumoulin


Sir Joseph Porter, KCB Daniel Benjamin Miller
Captain Corcoran Sébastien Comtois
Josephine, his daughter Angela Marino
Ralph Rackstraw, Able Seaman Neel Soman
Dick Deadeye, Able Seaman Arthur Anderson
Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup) Natalie Demmon
Bill Bobstay, Boatswain’s Mate Matthew Erskine
Bob Becket, Carpenter’s Mate Noah Century
Cousin Hebe, Sir Joseph’s cousin Irene Toro
Chorus of Sailors Philippe Courtemanche, Michael Quinsey
Chorus of Sir Joseph’s Relatives Eden Augustine, Adriana Carmona, Caeleigh McDonald, Alice Newman-Gougeon