Tuesday, August 11, 2009

H.M.S. Pinafore Souvenir Programme

H.M.S. Pinafore Souvenir ProgrammeThis image is from a D'Oyly Carte Opera Company souvenir programme, dated 23 January 1886, during the original a production of The Mikado at the Savoy Theatre in London.
This souvenir includes pages with scenes from the earlier Gilbert and Sullivan operas, including this one from H.M.S. Pinafore featuring Sir Joseph Porter, his "sisters, cousins and aunts", Captain Corcoran and the midshipmite.

Source: Scan provided by Simon Moss, www.c20th.com. Date published: 23 January 1886

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