"Yeomen of the Guard - a hit at Arts Centre".So said the Batley News of this production. Click to see theBatley News article.
Gilbert liked colourful costumes and chose the beefeater as the central figure in a dramatic and romantic plot set in Elizabethan times. The choice of the Tudor period was probably influenced by the wave of patriotism and nostalgia which swept Britain in the wake of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
Gilbert based his plot on a French play, "Don Cesar de Benazon", which told of a knight languishing in prson and condemned to die who married a gipsy dancer and, after escaping being shot, returned disguised as a monk.
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Producer/Director : Lorrayne Harrod
Musical Director : David Wilkinson
|Sir Richard Cholmondeley:|
(Lieutenant of the Tower)
(under sentence of death)
(Yeomen of the Guard)
(a Strolling Jester)
|The Headsman:||Andrew James|
|First Yeoman:||Ian Townend|
|Second Yeoman:||Jeremy Haigh|
|First Citizen:||George Chapman|
|Second Citizen:||Neil Bird|
(a Strolling Singer)
(Sergeant Meryll's Daughter)
(Housekeeper to the Tower)
|Strolling Dancers:||Stephanie Roe & Andrew James|