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H M S Pinafore 1881Mr R D'Oyly Carte's Opera Company

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The irrepressible Pinafore now came on its third Scottish tour, with a completely new batch of performers. One of these, Fred Billington, went on to an extensive career with the company, singing the roles created by Rutland Barrington - Pooh Bah, King Hildebrand, Sergeant Willis, etc. He continued to tour until a few days before his death in 1917.

The second half of the week was devoted to The Sorcerer, and the curtain-raiser every evening was In the Sulks.

Cast from The Comet in the Lamb Collection 253(5), Dundee City Library.

Dates for additional venues, including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen all to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Little Buttercup Mrs Cripps, a Portsmouth Bumboat Woman

Bessie Armytage (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Bill Bobstay Boatswain's mate

Mr Lackner (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Dick Deadeye Able Seaman

Fred Billington (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Bob Becket Carpenter's Mate

Mr C M Blythe (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Ralph Rackstraw Able Seaman

Nelson Varley (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Captain Corcoran commanding H.M.S. Pinafore

Deane Braid (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Josephine the Captain's Daughter

Marion Grahame (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KCB First Lord of the Admiralty

Mr J Lehay (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Hebe Sir Joseph's First Cousin

Beatrix Young (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Production Cast


Ralph Horner (Oct 24, 25, 26)

Acting Manager

Dudley Smith

Designer - Sets

Harry Pont (Dundee)

Performance DatesH M S Pinafore 1881

Map List

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

24 Oct, 19.30 25 Oct, 19.30 26 Oct, 19.30

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