"Trial by Jury" is the earliest work by Glbert & Sullivan still performed today. Their very first joint enterprise, Thespis (written as for the Christmas Season in 1871), has disappeared.
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 : Graham Weston
Musical Director : Ian Abbott
(Steve Mellor 12th April)
|The Learned Judge :||Malcolm Parkinson|
|Counsel for the Plaintiff :||Stephanie Roe|
|The Defendant :||Paul Wilson|
|Foreman of the Jury :||John Foster|
|Usher :||Robert Thurman|
|The Associate :||Sally Roberts|
|The Plaintiff :||Natalie Hanson|
|Bridesmaids :||Tracey Barker, Samantha Jones, Emily Berry, Kirsty Lees, Lyndsey Hanson, Caroline Roberts|