Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Josephine the captain's daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship's dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside vendor, can everyone end up freely marrying their true hearts' loves.
This wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.
So you can relax and enjoy yourself, we’ve made our top priority the safety of all our customers and staff. We are using a range of measures to do this, please see below for what we to expect when you visit.
The gates will open from 6pm to allow you to get settled and enjoy our gardens before the performance starts.
What to bring
Please bring something to sit on - either a picnic rug or some low-backed chairs. You can also bring a picnic but please don't bring any alcohol or glass on to the site.
Our bar will be open from 6pm serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.
Test and Trace
Please check in with the NHS COVID-19 app when you arrive using the QR codes. If you do not have a smart phone, or the app, you may leave your contact details with our box office if you wish to do so.
Please wear a mask if possible when you go inside the building, to reduce the risk of transmission.
Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and around the site - please use it regularly.
Please be ready to show your parking tickets to the attendant when you arrive.
If you have booked access parking this will be in the main customer car park, entrance on University Road - not at the front of the hall.
Should there be any cases of Covid-19 during the time you have visited us, we will pass any of your details that you have left at our box office, if we are requested to do so, to NHS Test and Trace so they can contact you. This will only be up to and including 21 days from when you attended the performance. De Montfort Hall will never contact you directly regarding any Covid-related cases and will not be able to assist with such information after an event.
NHS COVID Pass
We will not need customers to show an NHS COVID Pass for this performance as it will be held outdoors, in the open air, so the risk of transmission is greatly reduced.
Please get in touch
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch by emailing us using the button below or calling 0116 2333 111 from 10am to 4pm weekdays and we will be happy to help.