Havering Music Makers

Previous Shows - HMS Pinafore with Cox & Box

HMS Pinafore
Cox & Box

Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex
Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th February 1986 
Evenings 7.30pm

Music by Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by William Gilbert (HMS Pinafore) and Francis Burnand (Cox & Box)

HMS Pinafore
is a typical Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, a slightly confusing plot, which all comes right in the end and some lovely music to accompany it. I won't attempt to condense a plot summary into this space, so if you wish to know the plot, have a look here  
Cox & Box is often labelled a G&S operetta, but Gilbert was actually not a part of this one! This short operetta concerns just 3 people - Cox, Box and their landlord. It is the story of two people sharing the same flat and yet not knowing it as one is away at night and the other is away during the day. 

Some of the more famous songs from the two operettas are:

 We Sail The Ocean Blue Never Mind The Why And Wherefore A Maiden Fair To See  When I Was A Lad  Sorry Her Lot Who Loves To Well Rataplan  

For Havering Music Makers' production:
Producer (HMS Pinafore) - Paul Lazell
Producer (Cox & Box) - Maurice Williams
Musical Director - Alan Steel
Rehearsal Accompanist - Thomas Jackman

Havering Music Makers are an amateur society affiliated to The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and acknowledge the support of Havering Arts Council

If you'd like to be in a show as good as this, see "How To Join"


Last Revised: 26th September 2004 by
Nick Ford

© Richard Williams, Nick Ford & Carla Moore 2004