Pinafore 2015

Your gallant crew is ready to sail, but secrets abound and passions run as high as the tide. The beautiful Josephine, Captain Corcoran’s daughter, is caught between Admiral Porter’s unfavourable attentions and forbidden love in the arms of strapping deckhand Ralph. As mutiny looms, can true love prevail? Following their 2014 sell-out debut, The Pirates of Penzance, local theatre company Cat-Like Tread return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with this comic musical by Gilbert and Sullivan. With 90 minutes of spirited music, witty dialogue and clever choreography, the energetic cast puts on a fun night for all ages!




Sir Joseph Porter - David Ross

Captain Corcoran - Tom Paton

Ralph Rackstraw - John-James Colvin 

Dick Deadeye - Keith Starsmeare

Boatswain - Scott Thomson

Carpenter's Mate - Farlane Whitty

Josephine - Alexandra Pittock

Hebe - Deborah Ruiz-Kordova

Little Buttercup - Rae Lamond


Gary Armstrong Bob Bowden

Oliver Burrows Rebecca Campbell

Nick Clelland Julia Fuchs

Erika Ishimaru Andy Laing

Emma McFarlane Anna Thomson

Thomas Ware Sarah Whitty


Director - Sarah Whitty

Assistant Director - Farlane Whitty

Producer - Vinca Russell

Musical Director - Lindsey Robinson

Pianist - David Manderson

Vocal Coach - Gillian Robertson


Ursula Martin -

"What a great show!  Buzzing with effervescent glee and held the audience from start to finish."

Amy R -

"A fantastic production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, with a couple of contemporary twists keeping the audience in stitches ... A must see!"

Tom Pickering -

"... the well drilled chorus of pretty girls and suitably rough sailors, with some very clever production, make this a show not to be missed."

Paul O'Neill -

"Clever direction and great comedy throughout, highly recommended."

HJ -

"The show had all the classic comedy of the original with a few modern twists to add a little extra."

Christopher Cotter -

"... tremendous amounts of energy, ingenious and hilarious staging, beautiful costumes ... I enjoyed every second of it.  The music flew past at a wonderful pace ... and Gilbert's script was allowed to shine on its own terms.  Every single person on stage was thoroughly engaging to watch ... Everyone involved should feel very proud!"