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THE SAVOY OPERAS

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
or, THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID

 

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ST DAVID’S PLAYERS

Gilbert and Sullivan Society · Exeter · Devon

Written by W S Gilbert

Composed by Arthur Sullivan

Premièred at The Savoy Theatre, London 3rd October 1888 running for 423 performances.

St David’s Players’ productions: (click to expand)

A brief synopsis:

 

Set in the Tower of London during the 16th century, this is
the darkest and perhaps most emotionally engaging, of the
Savoy Operas.

 

Yeoman of the Guard is a convoluted tale of unrequited love. Fairfax is condemned to die because of a cousin’s trumped up charges and he marries a complete stranger in haste.  However, he escapes and his bride finds herself tied to him for longer than she expected.  Throw in several characters suffering from unrequited love including two travelling minstrels, the jailer and his daughter and you have a convoluted mix to sort out …