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

Cast

Alison Thomas

Phoebe Meryll

Esther Henry

Elsie Maynard

George W. H. Wetzstein

Second Yeoman, chorus

J. E Webb

Wilfred Shadbolt

John G. Carruthers

Leonard Meryll

John Owen Thorne

Jack Point

Lawrence W. Costen

Second Citizen, chorus

Marjorie Stranks

Dame Carruthers

Percy May

The Headsman, chorus

Ralph E. Dale

First Citizen, chorus

Ruth Piers

Kate

Ted Hothersall

First Yeoman, chorus

Ted Nicholson

Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower

Thomas A. Kines

Colonel Fairfax

William B. McDowall

Sergeant Meryll

A. E. MacLaurin

Chorus

A. Jean Sinclair

Chorus

A. P. McLaren

Chorus

Aileen Cocker

Chorus

Alan B. Hockin

Chorus

Arthur E. Pownall

Chorus

Audrey Sladen

Chorus

Barbara E. Clauson

Chorus

Barbara J. VanDine

Chorus

Barbara Watts

Chorus

Bernice McFadyen

Chorus

Bill Murray

Chorus

Blodwen Hutton

Chorus

C. S. Skidmore

Chorus

Cliff Watts

Chorus

Constance Mitchell

Chorus

Daisy Mae Latimer

Chorus

Dermot Sladen

Chorus

Doreen E. Elliott

Chorus

Doris Rodger

Chorus

Doris Sutherland

Chorus

Dorothy Hyder

Chorus

Dot Mattice

Chorus

Elizabeth Allan

Chorus

Elsie M. Parkes

Chorus

Ernest H. Smith

Chorus

Evelyn Fisher

Chorus

Evelyn Lawrence

Chorus

Evelyn Mills

Chorus

Florence LeMarquand

Chorus

Geoffrey Farrow

Chorus

George E. Cooney

Chorus

Gertrude Gerlach

Chorus

Gladys Culley

Chorus

Grace Schultz

Chorus

Harold W. Smith

Chorus

Holly LeMarquand

Chorus

Isobel Forward

Chorus

Iva Bridges

Chorus

J. H. Douglas Jewell

Chorus

J. H. W. Currie

Chorus

Jean Halley

Chorus

John Moore

Chorus

Juliette Sabourin

Chorus

Kay Mattice

Chorus

Ken Waddell

Chorus

Kenneth H. Prior

Chorus

Louise Cameron

Chorus

Louise Smith

Chorus

Lyn Snodgrass

Chorus

Madge duPont

Chorus

Margaret M. Highley

Chorus

Margaret Rowles

Chorus

Mary Allen

Chorus

Mary Barrette

Chorus

Mary Forward

Chorus

Mervyn Pettapiece

Chorus

Mildred M. Ker

Chorus

Muriel Wetzstein

Chorus

Norman W. Tepley

Chorus

Pauline Stoll

Chorus

Peggy Hare

Chorus

Peggy Moore

Chorus

Rosalie Sladen

Chorus

Ruth Chisholm

Chorus

Shirley Needham

Chorus

Theresa Doyle

Chorus

W. C. Tierney

Chorus

Production

Betty Brooks

Make-up

Christine Allan

Prompting

Dermot Sladen

Ticket Sales

Grace Colbourne

Cover and Ad Design

J. E. Webb

Costumes, Workshop

J. G. Scott

Publicity

J. W. H. Currie

Business Manager

Jean Halley

Librarian

Mervyn Pettapiece

Programme

Neil O'Donnell

Lighting

Richard Mitchell

At the Piano

Ted Hothersall

Entertainment

Verne Ridgeway

Scenery

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A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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