Meet H.M.S. Pinafore's Set Designer
When designing the set of H.M.S. Pinafore, Frank Hallinan Flood looked to the British Royal Naval Museum for inspiration. Flood transformed Guthrie Theater's thrust stage into a 19th century ironclad ship with a state of the art lift, trap doors, revolving sets and a deck for the orchestra. Flood and H.M.S. Pinafore Director Joe Dowling have collaborated on productions for more than 30 years.