The Yeomen of the Guard

Written by: W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by: Rachel Middle
Presented by: Grosvenor Light Opera Company

Colonel Fairfax the celebrated war hero is imprisoned in the Tower of London and awaiting his execution. In order to thwart his cousin, who falsely accused him in order to inherit his estate, Fairfax arranges a last minute marriage before his execution to cut him off from the inheritance.

Enter Jack Point and Elsie Maynard – two strolling players recently arrived and in love. Elsie reluctantly agrees to be Fairfax’s wife in return for money to save her sick mother, on the understanding that she’ll be a widow within the day and free to marry again.

However, Fairfax escapes from his cell, disguised as a Yeoman! Now Jack must accept that Elsie is no longer his, and Elsie must come to terms with a very-much alive husband she’s never met, just as she starts to fall in love with a handsome new Yeoman…

Full of intrigue, love, comedy, tragedy and some of the most beautiful music Sullivan ever composed, The Yeomen of the Guard is not a show to miss.

Date/time: 19 - 22 June @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm
Tickets: £12 - £24
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