THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
Alexander Theatre, Monash University
April 24 & 25, May 1 & 2 2009 at 8.00 pm
April 25, May 2 at 2.00 pm
The grim shadow of the Tower of London: The Yeomen of the Guard tells the story of Colonel Fairfax, wrongly condemned to death on Tower Green. A plot is hatched to save his life, with the unknowing involvement of the strolling players Elsie and Jack, leading to adventure, romance and tragedy. Considered by Gilbert and Sullivan to be the finest of all their works together, The Yeomen of the Guard is still considered by many the highest achievement in British operatic music. A gifted cast brings to life all the wit, humour, drama and ultimate tragedy to this, the most bittersweet and moving of all the Savoy masterpieces. Directed and designed by Robert Ray and Musical Direction by John Ferguson.