Matthew Ellison interviews Juan Jackson from All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore

Sasha Regan’s smash hit All-Male version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore is due to sail into the Theatre Royal Winchester from 21st – 27th April following a sell-out run at Wilton’s Music Hall in London where it received rave reviews and two Off-West End award nominations for Best Opera Production and Best Performance in an Opera Production.

Matthew Ellison from Outreach Radio’s weekly theatre and arts programme “Sunday Show Night”, which focuses on what’s going on in the local region, interviewed Juan Jackson from H.M.S. Pinafore.

The edited version was broadcast in the programme on Sunday 17th April, and the full-length version of the interview will be broadcast in the Outreach Radio Open Airwaves programme on Monday 18th April at 7pm.

Both programmes are also available on Catch-Up below:

Listen again to Sunday Show Night
Listen to the full-length interview with Juan Jackson

For more information, please see the Press Release below:

***Press Release***

HMS Pinafore - Wilton's Music Hall
Photographer: Mark Senior

Nautical fun with Sasha Regan’s award-nominated sailors at the Theatre Royal Winchester

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Utter, complete bliss’ – Sunday Mirror

Following their widely acclaimed run in London, Sasha Regan’s award-nominated All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore crew are sailing towards the Theatre Royal Winchester where they will dock from 21st -27th April.

The eye-popping, burly sailors invite you to join them below deck on board a World War II battleship in this inventive reimagining of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and first international blockbuster: H.M.S. Pinafore, or “The Lass That Loved a Sailor”. The run follows hot on the heels of a hugely successful month-long run at Wilton’s Music Hall where cast and crew received 2 Off-West End award nominations for Best Opera Production and Best Performance in an Opera Production (for the entire ensemble).

With infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto, this charming comic operetta deals with the age-old conundrum of love between social classes. The Captain’s daughter, Josephine, is caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea when she falls for lower class sailor Ralph Rackstraw, but the Captain wishes for her to marry the upstanding Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will Josephine follow her heart or honour her father’s wish?  Find out from March.  Anything is possible in this epic seagoing love story.

Expect plenty of mischief and surprises on the high seas from the brawny Popeyes and their gorgeous lasses.

The run in Winchester follows their widely acclaimed award-nominated All-Male The Pirates of Penzance runs at Wilton’s (2019) and at the Palace Theatre, West End (December 2020) and their award-winning UK and Australian tours.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘the greatest gift theatre can give’ – Daily Express

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a truly great production’ – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Unmissable’ – Jack The Lad Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a tonic and a treat’ – The Stage

Sasha Regan’s All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore docks at the Theatre Royal Winchester from 21st April – 27th April 2022.

Box Office: 01962 840 440
Address: Theatre Royal Winchester, 21-23 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

Instagram: @sasharegansallmale @allmalehms
Twitter: @allmalehms

Cast and Creatives

Danny Becker (Ralph Rackstraw); Sam Kipling (Josephine); Juan Jackson (Captain Corcoran); Jazz Evans (Dick Deadeye); Scott Armstrong (Miss Cripps “Little Buttercup”); David McKechnie (Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.); Richard Russell Edwards (Cousin Hebe); Matthew McDonald (Boatswain).

Tom Duern; Gareth Evans; Patrick Cook; Joshua Clayton; Oliver Ramsdale; Matthew Facchino; Trevor Lin (Swing); Zac Adlam (Swing).

Director – Sasha Regan
Libretto – W.S. Gilbert
Composer – Arthur Sullivan
Musical Director – Ashley Jacobs
Choreographer – Lizzi Gee
Design – Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting – Ben Bull
Casting Director – Adam Braham Casting 
Producers – Regan De Wynter Williams Ltd
PR – Fiona Lockley, Lockley Gladwyn
Graphic Design – Spiff



Sasha Regan is the founder and artistic director of a multiple award-winning theatre in London’s Southwark area. From this theatre she has gained a reputation for creating innovative and beautiful work. Many of the plays and musicals transfer into larger venues both in the United Kingdom and abroad.  Sasha produces all of the in-house work and those shows that transfer.

As a director Sasha’s recent credits include: The Wind in The Willows – Julian Fellowes (book), George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (music and lyrics), UK Tour; Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Shaftesbury Theatre); Artaban The Musical (The Actors’ Church); All-male The Pirates of Penzance (Palace Theatre ); Roles We’ll Never Play (Lyric, Vaudeville, Apollo & West End Live 2021); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Winner of the OffWest End Best Musical Production, 2020)Brass by Benjamin Till; Chess (Electric Theatre); Whistle Down the WindLove Story (Runner Up  West End Frame Best Production)We’re All Doing Time (CRITICS’ CHOICE); Chelinot (SUNDAY TIMES CRITICS’ CHOICE); Kander & Ebb’s CabaretSweeney Todd (CRITICS’ CHOICE) and the All-male The Pirates of Penzance (Winner of the WhatsOnStage BEST OFF-WEST END PRODUCTION). After performing at The Prince of Wales Theatre for the WhatsOnStage Awards, ‘Pirates’ then transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall and on to The Rose Theatre, Kingston, before a Number One tour of Australia, including a month-long run at The Sydney Theatre.  Other productions: Patience (CRITICS CHOICE); All-male Iolanthe UK TOUR (CRITICS’ CHOICE & TIME OUT’s top 10 musicals of 2010).

Sasha also directed the European Première of Pipe Dream (nominated for both Best Production and Best Direction in the BroadwayWorld Awards); the All-male H.M.S. Pinafore UK Tour; Cinderella for Paul Holman Associates; Beauty and The Beast and Snow White for Chris Jordan Productions; Associate Director to Jason Robert Brown on The Last Five Years (St. James’s Theatre); Blondel by Sir Tim Rice for Heartache Productions; All-male: The Mikado UK Tour 2017; Iolanthe UK Tour 2018; The Pirates of Penzance (Wilton’s Music Hall, 2019).

During the lockdown Sasha produced and directed an outdoor concert called Songs Under The Stars at Betley Court Farm.

Sasha worked with Chris O’Dowd at The British Independent Film Awards.

Awards: Winner of The Peter Brook/Royal Court Support Award 2017; Best Off-West End Production for The Last Five Years at The WhatsOnStage Awards 2017; Special Achievement Award at The Offies 2017, for her contribution to musical theatre.  Sasha won Best Producer 2013 at The Offies; The IEAM/Waterford Award 2013 for Outstanding Service to the Arts and Entertainment Industry; the ‘Best Venue Programmer’ at The Fringe Report Awards 2012; Fringe Venue of The Year 2013 at The Stage 100 Awards.  Sasha won the Stage One Bursary for New Producers in 2010 and has been nominated for Best Artistic Director for two years running in the Off-West End Awards.

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