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Initial casting announced for Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore at Wilton's Music Hall

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INITIAL casting has been announced for Sasha Regan’s All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore, which runs at Wilton’s Music Hall from April 15 to May 9, 2020, before setting sail to Bath, Winchester, Cambridge and Exeter.

The line up includes Alan Richardson (reprising his role as Josephine), David McKechnie (Sir Joseph Porter) and Richard Russell Edwards (reprising his role as Cousin Hebe), with further casting to be announced.

Sasha Regan’s inventive production is set on board a World War II battleship where troops create a distraction from the goings-on above board. Expect plenty of mischief, mistaken identities and surprises on the high seas!

Alan Richardson’s G&S All-Male Company career spans a decade during which time he has been awarded the People’s Choice for Best Male Performance in the Off West End Theatre Awards for his role as Mabel in the All-Male The Pirates of Penzance (toured UK and Australia). He also played the role of Phyllis in the All-Male Iolanthe at the Union Theatre and at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2011; the role of Yum-Yum in the All-Male Mikado UK Tour in 2017 and more recently, he received critical acclaim for his role as Ruth in the All-Male The Pirates of Penzance at Wilton’s Music Hall.

David McKechnie returns to Wilton’s Music Hall as Sir Joseph Porter, following his acclaimed performance as Major-General Stanley in Sasha Regan’s all-male The Pirates of Penzance last year. Previous roles with Sasha Regan’s all-male company include: Sir Joseph Porter in the 2013 production of H.M.S. Pinafore. He also played Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore (Hackney Empire and UK tour, 2016) and the role of Ko-Ko in the All-Male The Mikado (UK tour, 2017).

Richard Russell Edwards first played Cousin Hebe in 2013 before appearing at The Hackney Empire and subsequent UK tours for which he won the Craig Dodd Theatre Prize, Actor in a Featured Role 2013. Since then he has become another all-male favourite, having performed the role of Connie in Sasha Regan’s All-Male The Pirates of Penzance (UK tour, 2015 and more recently at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2019); Peep-Bo/cover Katisha in the All-Male Mikado (UK tour, 2017); and Fairy Queen in the All-Male Iolanthe (UK tour, 2018).

Directed by Sasha Regan, H.M.S. Pinafore has choreography by Lizzi Gee, musical direction by Henry Brennan, designs by Ryan Dawson-Laight, lighting by Ben Bull and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Composer is Arthur Sullivan.

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Summer 2020 at Wilton’s Music Hall.