HMS Pinafore from Bushfire Press HMS Pinafore
by Gilbert & Sullivan,

adapted for young performers
by Bartlett-Billings -Leehy-O'Mara

Duration: 60 minutes. 10 principals and chorus of Sailors, Sisters, Cousins and Aunts. 1 basic set.
From Bushfire Press

Officially sanctioned by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company of London. Now also published in the USA!

Faithful adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan for younger performers (middle primary to middle high school years). Instrumental backings adapted from Sir Arthur Sullivan's original orchestral score.

The sailor is in love with the Captain's daughter - who is promised to the First Lord of the Admiralty. Can a common sailor love above his station?

Everything you need to give your students a wonderful theatrical experience with the most enduring music theatre team of all time!

If you are purchasing from the US, UK, Canada, The Netherlands or South Africa, please go to the Dramatic Publishing website.
Dramatic Publishing handles the rights for the Mikado in these countries. All performances must be licenced through them.

Purchase Here

If you are purchasing from the US, UK, Canada, The Netherlands or South Africa, please go to the Dramatic Publishing website.
Dramatic Publishing handles the rights for the Mikado in these countries. All performances must be licenced through them.


Hire kit A$295 inc GST
(A$270 outside Australia)
(performance royalties apply)
Royalty Category B



Script and Song Excerpts
If you would like to have a look and a listen before you buy, we have program notes and Act 1 for you as well as excerpts from 9 songs.
You can download these here

Free Activity
We have the lyrics, the vocal track and the backing track to "Ruler of the Queen's Navee" (When I was a Lad) for you to download and use in your classroom. You will find the activity here



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