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Trial by Jury


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An opera by W. S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN starring
Frankie Howerd
Kate Flowers with the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Faris
In a breach-of-promise trial, the learned judge and jury are somewhat smitten by the pretty plaintiffs charms, while the defendant has a hard time explaining why he jilted her. However in true musical comedy style there is an unusual solution to this complicated case....
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL Directed by DEREK BAILEY
(A Brent Walker production) (R)


Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Kate Flowers
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Directed By: Derek Bailey
Learned judge: Frankie Howerd
Plaintiff: Kate Flowers
Defendant: Ryland Davies
Counsel for the plaintiff: Tom McDonnell
Usher: Roger Bryson
Foreman of the jury: Brian Donlan
First bridesmaid: Elsie McDougall

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