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Our talented principals have led our cast in a salty tale of The Lass that loved a Sailor. The tale is set aboard HMS Pinafore where the aspirations of Captain Corcoran are that his daughter Josephine should marry into upper class society. See who is playing the key character roles below....


The RT Hon Sir Joseph Porter KCB - Keith Moore 

joined us in 2009 fpr Pirates, having previously sung with Brampton and SIMADS. His favourite role is Lord Chancellor (Iolanthe). His hobbies are golf, cricket and football.

Josephine  - Daisy Jackson

joined us at a very young age and carries on the Jackson family tradition. Her first leading role was Elsie in Yeomen. She is a keen artist and has designed several of our posters, including this year's.

Captain Corcoran - Ian Potts

has been a member since 1985 and has played most of the bass/baritone roles. He also helps with the Set design and makes props. His favourite role is The Pirate King (Pirates).

Hebe  - Marian Porter

has sung principal roles in opera and operetta for many years. She joined us for Ruddigore eleven years ago as our leading lady. Last year, again for Ruddigore, she played the mezzo role of Mad Margaret, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Ralph Rackstraw - Chris Jackson 

is our Tenor lead, following in his father Barrie's footsteps.His favourite role is Frederic (Pirates). He is a keen photographer and helps to edit our website.

Little Buttercup - Marilyn Oliver

joined us in 2004 for our Summer Concert. Her first principal role was Tessa in Gondoliers. Her favourite role is probably Ruth (Pirates). She loves dancing and Shakespeare.

Dick Deadeye  - Ian Ferguson

is also a member of Stamford G&S. and the Chater Community choir. His favourite role is Wilfred Shadbolt (Yeomen).

Bill Bobstay (Boatswain) - Dave Raftery

has played many of the 'patter' roles with us, his favourite being Jack Point (Yeomen). He also playing squash and watching cricket and rugby.


 Bob Becket (Carpenter) - Harrison Weston

 joined for our summer concert in 2012. His favourite show is Yeomen. He also sings with Corby Male Voice Choir and enjoys playing the piano in his spare time.


Joining the Players

New members are always welcome. We have 2 productions a year; the Gilbert and Sullivan production rehearsals start late August and the performance is a week in February the following year. The summer concert rehearsals start in March every year and the performances over a weekend are in the middle of June. You can join as a full member and take part in either or both productions.

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