The Yeomen of the Guard
A Lyric Theatre Mainstage Production
Fully staged, with orchestra

Music:  Arthur Sullivan
Libretto:  W.S. Gilbert

Gilbert and Sullivan's most serious work is set in the Tower of London.  Colonel Fairfax has been framed by his cousin and is about to be executed.  Sergeant Meryll, his son Leonard, and his daughter Phoebe plan a daring escape for him.  The plan depends on Phoebe wheedling the cell keys from Head Jailer Wilfred Shadbolt, who has a crush on her.

Two strolling players, Jack Point and Elsie Maynard, arrive at the tower.  Elsie, badly needing money, accepts 100 crowns to be married anonymously to Fairfax, being told that he will die in an hour.  But then he escapes...

There is also plenty of humor, as Phoebe toys with Wilfred, while Sergeant Meryll tries to avoid elderly Dame Carruthers, who "would marry but for a minute rather than die an old maid."

Performances at the San José City College Theater
  • Sat, March 23, 2019, 8 pm
  • Sun, March 24, 2019, 2 pm
  • Fri, March 29, 2019, 8 pm
  • Sat, March 30, 2019, 2 pm
  • Sun, March 31, 2019, 2 pm
Producer:           TBA
Stage Director:  TBA
Music Director:  TBA





Yeomen poster