Pineapple Poll 2015

The Chelmsford Ballet Company

is proud to present

Pineapple Poll

a comedy ballet of sailors and their sweethearts

at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

18th-21st March 2015

Pineapple Poll is a comic Gilbert & Sullivan based ballet created in 1951 by celebrated South African choreographer John Cranko.  Pineapple Poll (& HMS Pinafore) is based on “The Bumboat Woman’s story”. Cranko expanded the story and added a happy ending. Captain Belaye and the HMS Hot Cross Bun have arrived in Portsmouth and the sailors, who are now on shore leave, head into town as sailors everywhere. They head for the pretty girls and the local inn. Fun and games ensue as Poll and the girls, Jasper the pot-boy, sailors, Blanche, her Aunt and Captain Belaye plot to capture the attention of their hearts’ desire.


With music from eleven of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas including, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, HMS Pinafore, Yeoman of the Guard and Iolanthe, the mood is set to create the farce, fun and high spirits of the story.



An exciting new Narrative Piece especially choreographed by

Christopher marney

Full details with ticket prices will be available later in the year.