"Trial By Jury" is set in a court of law, the original setting being based by Gilbert on the Clerkenwell Court in which he had appeared during his early, brief and unremunerative career as a lawyer.
The bare bones for Trial appeared in the 11th April 1868 edition of Fun, a magazine to which Gilbert was a regular contributor. In 1875, Richard D'Oyly Carte commissioned Gilbert & Sullivan to produce a short opera. By then, Gilbert had turned the original idea into a full-scale libretto which proved the perfect basis for Sullivan's music.
Producer/Director : Steven Greenwood
Musical Director : Michael Clare
|THE LEARNED JUDGE:||Frank Croft|
|COUNSEL FOR THE PLAINTIFF:||Allan Haigh|
|THE DEFENDANT:||Steven Greenwood|
|FOREMAN OF THE JURY:||Robert Thurman|
|THE ASSOCIATE:||Andrew Fisher|
|THE PLAINTIFF:||Stephanie Roe|
|FIRST BRIDESMAID:||Mary Ludford|
|BRIDESMAIDS:||Marilyn Cooper, Jean Greenwood, Jane Harmer, Jayne Lindley, Alison Sowerby|