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The Yeomen of the Guard

Synopsis

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by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Jack Point and his sweetheart Elsie come to the Tower to earn money with which to buy medicine for her sick mother. Elsie is persuaded to become the secret bride of Fairfax 'to be beheaded in an hour,' but then he escapes.

"It's a song of a merryman, moping mum,
Whose soul was sad, and whose glance was glum,
Who sipped no sup, and who craved no crumb,
As he sighed for the love of a ladye!"

Contributors

Libretto: W.S. Gilbert
Music: Arthur Sullivan
Singers: The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader: Desmond Bradley
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Associate Conductor: Anthony Hose
Choreographer: Geraldine Stephenson
Sound: Raymond Angel
Sound: Richard Chubb
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Dame Carruthers, Housekeeper to the Tower: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Wilfred Shadbolt, Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor: Dennis Wicks
Phoebe Meryll, Sergeant Meryll's daughter: Janet Hughes
First Yeoman: Vernon Midgley
Second Yeoman: Philip Summerscales
Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen of the Guard: Bryan Drake
Leonard Meryll, his son: Terry Jenkins
Colonel Fairfax, under sentence of death: David Hillman
Jack Point, a strolling jester: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer: Valerie Masterson
Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower: Richard Angas
Juggler: Johnny Lamonte
Tumblers: The Cantaras
Kate, niece to Dame Carruthers: Laureen Livingstone
Dancer: Sue Bishop
Dancer: Oliver Dunbar
Dancer: Sue Marlys
Dancer: Norman Walters






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