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2011 (3) - The Yeomen of the Guard

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The Yeomen of the Guard

ONE MELBOURNE PERFORMANCE ONLY
Ian Roach Hall, Scotch College, cnr Fordholm Road & Morrison Street Hawthorn.

July 16th 2011 at 8.00 pm

STEPHANIE GIBSON, LYNLEE  WILLIAMS, DESMOND LUKEY, BRETT O'MEARA, VANESSA PETRIE, AMY SPRUCE, ANDREW McGRAIL, MICHAEL TRY, DARREN ROSENFELD, KYP IOCOVOU, MARTIN WRIGHT, RON PIDCOCK

One performance at Paramoor Winery
Paramoor Winery 439 Three Chain Road, Carlsruhe via Woodend Vic 3442
Sunday July 17th 2011 at 2.00 pm. Tickets at the door, but to help with numbers please email Will Fraser at the winery or ring 5427 1057 indicating how many people are planning to come. Further information about Paramoor Winery www.paramoor.com.au



This is one of our most acclaimed productions, which we are taking to the International G&S Festival in Buxton UK, in August 2011. It will be staged before we leave at the sumptuous Ian Roach Hall at Scotch College. Conducted by John Ferguson and directed by Robert Ray this will be a musical and dramatic delight, which many regard as the best G&S opera.

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.

CAST
Lieutenant of the Tower Kyp Iacovou Melbourne only
Colonel Fairfax Brett O'Meara
Sergeant Meryll Des Lukey
Leonard Meryll Michael Try
Jack Point Robert Latham
Wilfred Shadbolt Andrew McGrail
The Headsman Chris McInnis
First Yeoman Michael Try
Second Yeoman Tom Gibson Melbourne only
Third Yeoman Darren Rosenfeld
Fourth Yeoman Martin Wright
First Citizen Ron Pidcock
Second Citizen Rodney Garratt
Elsie Maynard Stephanie Gibson
Phoebe Meryll Vanessa Petrie
Dame Carruthers Lynlee Williams
Kate Amy Spruce
Yeomen
David Gerard, Ron Mack, Ron Pidcock, Darren Rosenfeld, Alex Scutt, Bradley Storer, Michael Try, Martin Wright.
Citizens
David Angelico, Trevor Dawson, Rodney Garratt, Chris McInnis, Jamie Tampion, Frank Val Ward.
Naomi Absolom, Anna Castle, Suzanne Hume, Elizabeth McCrea, Emily McDonnell, Susan Marshall, Robyn Pidcock, Lauren Stannard, Susie Waite, Nicky Wortley.
Director and Designer
Robert Ray
Musical Director
John Ferguson
Chorus Direction
Stephanie Gibson