TRIAL BY JURY & HMS PINAFORE
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)
Tower Arts Theatre
Written By: Gilbert and Sullivan
Directed By: Pam Tucker (MD Alex Bond)
As with most Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, the plot of Trial by Jury is ludicrous, but the characters behave as if the events were perfectly reasonable. The story concerns a "breach of promise of marriage" lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire.
HMS Pinafore's humour focuses on love between members of different social classes and lampoons the British class system in general. Pinafore also pokes good-natured fun at patriotism, party politics, the Royal Navy, and the rise of unqualified people to positions of authority. (Still quite topical today!) The title of the piece comically applies the name of a garment for girls and women, a pinafore, to the fearsome symbol of a naval warship.
Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hours
Suitable for ages: All
Thursday 10 August, 8pm
Friday 11 August, 8pm
Saturday 12 August, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 13 August, 2pm
Friday 18 August, 8pm
Saturday 19 August, 2pm
Sunday 20 August, 2pm
Tower Arts Centre, Cnr Daws and Goodwood Rds, Pasadena
Bookings by phone - Pam Tucker 8294 6582
Tickets $25 Adults
$22 Conc and Matinee
$11 for children.