Richmond Operatic Society to stage futuristic version of Gilbert and Sullivan classic

Rehearsals for USS Pinafore.

Richmond Operatic Society will perform a version of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic HMS Pinafore set on a spaceship 500 years in the future next month.

USS Pinafore will be staged at the Georgian Theatre Royal from May 21 to 25.

The production tells a comedic tale of love, honour and duty.

Josephine, the committed daughter of the Starship’s Commander, Captain Corcoran, falls for lowly Specialist 2nd Class, Ralph Rackstraw.

However, her emotional turmoil is fuelled by her true love for Ralph, set against obeying her father, whose greatest desire seems to be his arrangement of a marriage to the venerable High Counsel of the fleet, Joseph Porter.

This tale of unrequited love is one amongst many aboard this vessel as it thunders through Space, throwing up many mysteries and hilarious encounters, to keep an audience enthralled.

Launch night tickets May 21 are £9 each.

Tickets are available from The Georgian Theatre box office or website at