Gilbert and Sullivan Society present some silly songs

Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society perform H.M.S. Pinafore March 31 and April 1

Imbued with mirth and silliness, the Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society present H.M.S. Pinafore, where humour focuses on love between members of different social classes and lampoons the British class system in general.

In love with a low-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, H.M.S. Pinafore captain’s daughter, Josephine, bides by her father’s wishes to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.

But soon, Josephine and Ralph defy conventional social order, declare their love for each other and plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan but, as in many Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically.

The Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society is a recreational musical theatre group that stages Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to a professional standard. The fun-filled  H.M.S. Pinafore includes the talent of  the Victoria Civic Orchestra.

Tickets, $27/$25 seniors/students are available at the Mary Winspear Centre box office in Sidney for the March 24 and 25 2 p.m. shows there, and at Ivy’s Book Store, 2188 Oak Bay Ave., Long & McQuade and Munro’s Books for the shows on March 31 and April 1 at 2 p.m. at Oak Bay High school, 2101 Cadboro Bay Rd.

For more information, email Joy at joyousb@shaw.ca or call 250-889-5962.