One of the queer cultural events that we’d been looking forward to in London was an all-male production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic – H.M.S. Pinafore.

H.M.S. Pinafore is a classic musical created by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. For this revised production, director Sasha Regan had dialled-up the queer with an all-male cast.

Set on a World War II ship, the troops set out to amuse themselves in a distraction from the goings on above board. The captain’s daughter has fallen for a lower-class sailor, but what lies in store for the lass and her hearty seafarer?

The production had been scheduled to open in London on 15 April, followed by a UK-wide tour.

Unfortunately – like pretty much everything else in our life at the moment – the production has had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Hopefully we’ll get a chance to see the boys of H.M.S. Pinafore at some point in the future.

Statement from the production team

Regan De Wynter Williams Productions Ltd. are very disappointed to announce that owing to Coronavirus (COVID-19), they are cancelling the production of Sasha Regan’s All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore at Wilton’s Music Hall from 15th April – 9th May.

Wilton’s Music Hall will contact all ticket-holders and offer the following options:

The donation of the cost of your booking (this will be split accordingly between Wilton’s and the visiting company) which we would be very grateful for in the current circumstances.

You can donate a percentage of your ticket, with the remainder being refunded (this will be split accordingly between Wilton’s and the visiting company).

You can receive a full refund.

Customer service teams are currently working remotely and are extremely busy. They will be in touch as soon as possible. Please do not phone the Box Office at this current time and do not come to Wilton’s Music Hall which is closed for the time being.

Thank you very much for your wonderful support and patience during these very difficult times. We are heartbroken. Please look after yourselves and keep safe and well.