CAPTAIN CORCORAN (Commanding H.M.S. Pinafore)
A well-bred Victorian gentleman, the aristocratic Captain Corcoran is the beloved commander of the H.M.S. Pinafore. He has a strong sense of propriety and etiquette, and believes firmly in the division of the social ranks. He wants the best for his daughter when it comes to making a match for marriage. Nannied by Little Buttercup as a young child, he was accidentally swapped with Ralph Rackstraw, and so it is actually he who is the common sailor and Ralph who is the aristocrat and rightful captain. He has a soft spot for Buttercup, but spends most of the show under the impression that he cannot confess his feelings for her because she is beneath him socially. This role requires a good R.P. accent.