The Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company's production set sail with a fine orchestral overture, brimming with both energy and fun. Chris Charlton-Mathews (Ralph) and Clare Rachel Greener (Josephine) were very good as the class-divided lovers.

The tenor aria, A Maiden Fair To See, was sweet and tender and Ms Greener coped very well indeed with the demanding Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Well, with an emotionally packed delivery. Mark Simmonds was an excellent Corcoran, the impeccably mannered Captain who “hardly ever” resorted to bad language.

My Gallant Crew was very assured with good chorus support. The first act really came into its own with the infectious chorus Sir Joseph’s Barge Is Seen and Now Give Three Cheers. The introduction of Sir Joseph and his extended family with the company gently swaying with the swell of the ship was brilliant, as was Alex Schofield'’s aria charting his meteoric rise from humble origins (When I Was A Lad). The highlight of the second act was Never Mind The Why And Wherefore.

The singing (Ms Greener, Mark Simmonds and Chris Charlton-Mathews), comic timing and choreography (Kayleigh Oliver) during the Charleston (the production was set in the 1920s) was impeccable.

Both Fiona Constantine (Hebe) and James Gaughan (a Blofeldian Dick Deadeye – the cat gag was inspired) were good throughout. The pick of the cast was Helena Culliney (Little Buttercup) whose every contribution was a joy. The staging and costumes were stunning. Matthew Collins (musical director) and Ms Oliver (director) et al must have been delighted.