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Colonel Fairfax: Jonathan Borg

Jack Point: Gordon Costello

Sir Richard Cholmondeley: James Ogg

Wilfred Shadbolt: Clive Hobson

Sgt. Meryll: Andrew McAlpine

Leonald Meryll: Joshua Woodward

Elsie Maynard:  Suzanne Chin

Phoebe Meryll: Caroline Reddel

Dame Carruthers: Cathy Bulfin

Kate: Sarah Conolly

About the Show

Gilbert and Sullivan’s sparkling operetta, The Yeomen of the Guard (or The Merryman and His Maid) is set in the Tower of London in the days of Henry VIII.

The plot is full of mayhem, including accusations of sorcery and unrequited love, last minute escapes from unjust execution, disguises, lies and blackmail, a blindfold wedding, a hero returned from the grave and a heartbroken jester!  

This most dramatic, and perhaps most emotionally engaging of Gilbert’s tales also boasts a score acclaimed as Sullivan’s finest and most operatic work. Come and enjoy the show to learn how it all works out in the end!

Key dates

'Yeomen' performances will be from 18 May - 2 June 2018.

Production Team

Director: Elaine Gow

Music Director: Susan Briedis

Production Manager: Megan Willis

DRESS ROYALLY Rules for Opening Night

Royal Dress will be judged at the ticket counter ON OPENING NIGHT ONLY – use your imagination and have fun!  It may include Union Jack elements, Tiaras or Crowns, Wedding Attire or other distinctively British, distinctively festive clothing or accessories. To qualify for your FREE Devonshire Tea and program, you will need to demonstrate that you have made a genuine effort to “dress up” in celebration.

The Music

PDF copies of the score and libretto we will be using can be found here:

Yeomen Vocal Score - PDF version

Yeomen Libretto - PDF version

New Members

For those wanting to join the society as a new member or to be part of an off-stage production team, you will need to attend our next New Members night. Contact Kath here for details.

Current Show

Gala Opening Weekend in Honour of

The Royal Wedding

You are invited to celebrate in British style with us on the Opening Weekend of The Yeomen of the Guard.

All Adults and Students only $18 for the opening weekend of 18 & 19 May, 2018.

Scones with Jam and Cream will be for sale at Interval during every performance on the weekend of The Wedding

PLUS, present yourself DRESSED ROYALLY* on Opening Night ONLY
to receive a voucher for a FREE Devonshire Tea and a FREE program!