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MEMBERS of Rose Hill Musical Society set sail next month for their latest Gilbert and Sullivan production – HMS Pinafore – at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre.

This was Gilbert and Sullivan’s first really big success and remains one of their most popular and regularly performed offerings, crammed with the sublime music of Sullivan and the witty wordplay of Gilbert.

Rose Hill Musical Society’s production, directed by Beverley Graham with Bryan Clarke as musical director, can be seen from April 12 to 16, and features Brian Meese as Sir Joseph Porter K.C.B, Tony Eley as Captain Corcoran, plus Nicola Harris and Craig Arme as romantic leads Josephine, the captain’s daughter, and Ralph Rackstraw, a common sailor, whose love for each other causes all the trouble.

Evening performances start at 7.30pm and a matinee (which is almost sold out) is on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 for the Tuesday, £11 for the Wednesday and £12 for the Thursday to Saturday performances, available from Peter Featherstone on 0115 925 8717 or via email at peter.featherstone4@ntlworld.com