1946 - 1947
The Yeomen of the Guard
Tower of London, 16th Century
Colonel Fairfax, wrongfully accused of sorcery, is a prisoner in the Tower of London, condemned to be beheaded. If he dies unmarried, his estates will fall to a wicked kinsman so he requests the Lieutenant of the Tower to find him a wife before he dies. The Lieutenant persuades Elsie, a strolling singer, to secretly marry Fairfax without seeing him, though by so doing she forsakes her partner, the jester Jack Point.
In the meantime, Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen and his daughter, Phoebe, have arranged Fairfax’s escape. Fairfax, then appears in Yeomen’s uniform disguised as Meryll’s son Leonard. The escape is discovered, but Fairfax cannot be found and Elsie is now married to a man she has never seen.
Fairfax, discovering that Elsie is his unknown bride, woos her (as Leonard) and wins her love, leaving Point still bereft. The real Leonard then appears with a pardon for Fairfax. Elsie, preparing to marry the supposed Leonard, is confronted with her newly-freed unknown husband but then recognizes him as her true love, and everybody is happy — except poor Jack Point.
Producer: Mark Brooks
Musical Director: H. Bramwell Bailey