DICK DEADEYE (a distorted Able Seaman)
A salty sailor on the H.M.S. Pinafore, Dick Deadeye is melodramatically blunt-spoken and not at all well-liked by his colleagues, despite often being the only one to speak with any conventional wisdom. He is the stereotypical crooked comedy villain of the show, but even then he is a fairly mild one. It is he who tells the Captain that Josephine is hoping to elope with Ralph, ruining their star-crossed plans. This role requires a physicality to pull off the staggering and limping required plus be capable of falling onto crash mats from a short height. Ideally, this role also requires the classic West Country pirate accent. Ooo-ahhh!