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TRIAL BY JURY

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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 London’s Royalty Theatre on 25th March 1875 where it initially ran for 131 performances.

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A brief synopsis:

 

Can you sue someone for breaking off an engagement?

 

In Trial by Jury, it’s a very serious crime!

 

Edwin, a fickle young man, had been engaged to the beautiful Angelina, but has fallen in love with another woman and has jilted her.  So Angelina takes him to court and sues him for breach of promise.  Unfortunately for Edwin, all of the members of the jury (and the judge) have fallen for Angelina themselves. Edwin proposes that in order to solve the conflict, he ‘marry this lady today and the other tomorrow,’ which, naturally, Angelina objects to. How will this be resolved…?

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The Grand Duke

HMS Pinafore

Iolanthe

The Martyr of Antioch

The Mikado

Patience

The Pirates of Penzance

Princess Ida

Ruddigore

The Sorcerer

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