Encore Educational Theatre Company
an online performance of
Gilbert & Sullivan’s
The Yeomen of the Guard
The Merriman and His Maid
performed with a stellar cast and full orchestra
conducted by Paul Salter
Stage Direction Robert Binder
Thursday evening, April 1st, 2021
Performance was recorded live at the Hirsch Theatre in December 2008
Lisa Woo (Phoebe Merryl)
Bezalel Manekin (Wilfred Shadbolt)
Claire Greenfeld (Dame Carruthers)
Simon Caplan (Lieutenant Cholmondeley )
Aaron Allsbrook (Colonel Fairfax)
Marc Zell (Sergeant Merryl)
Aviella Trapido (Elsie Maynard)
Yacov Brody (Jack Point)
Gregory Wolfe (Leonard Merryl)
Lauren Phillips (Kate)
Michael Ben Eliezer (First Yeoman)
Gilad Petranker (Second Yeoman)
Staged by Robert Binder
Musical direction by Paul Salter
Choreography by Arlene Chertoff
Sets & Costumes designed by Ben Hashbaz
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to an online performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard, which was originally produced at the Savoy Theatre, London in 1888 and presented by Encore! at the Hirsch Theatre, Jerusalem in 2008.
The performance will be streamed on YouTube HERE
The Libretto can be found HERE
The opera is set in the Tower of London during the 16th century, and is the darkest, and perhaps most emotionally engaging, of the Savoy Operas, ending with a broken-hearted main character and two very reluctant engagements, rather than the usual numerous marriages. The libretto does contain considerable humour, including a lot of pun-laden one-liners, but Gilbert’s trademark satire and topsy-turvy plot complications are subdued in comparison with the other Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
Critics considered the score to be Sullivan’s finest.
Encore! offers you this musical masterpiece in appreciation for your encouragement and support over the years. Donations, of course, will be greatly appreciated, and may be made online,
or by bank transfer to our account at Bank Hapoalim (12), Talpiot branch (748), account 433643 in the name of Encore Educational Theatre Company. Charitable receipts will be issued, as requested.