Wakefield Gilbert & Sullivan Society

1996 – The Yeomen of the Guard


Sir Richard Cholmondeley (Lieutenant of the Tower)
Nicholas Whitaker
Colonel Fairfax (Under Sentance of Death)
Martin Whitaker
Sergeant Meryll (of the Yeomen of the Guard)
David Parker
Leonard Meryll (his Son)
James Lancaster
Jack Point (a Strolling Jester)
Sid Kenningham
Wilfred Shadbolt (Head Jailer & Assistant Tormentor
Tony Lancaster
1st Yeoman
Ernie Lowe
2nd Yeoman
Frank Hogan
Elsie Maynard (a Strolling Singer)
Barbara Nash
Phoebe Meryll (Sergeant Meryll’s Daughter)
Jane Trudgill
Dame Carruthers (Housekeeper of the Tower)
Jean Manning
Kate (her Neice)
Val English

Chorus of Ladies – Citizens
Catherine Byrne, Margaret Charlesworth, Barbara Cumberbatch, Margaret Ford, Jenny Grove, Sheila Hargreaves, Pat Smith, Jen Whittam
Contraltos: Helen Bolton, Jo Emmott, Freda Farrar, Sharon Gillott, Clare Hartlebury, Kath Lowe, Elizabeth Zserdicky

Chorus of Men – Yeomen and Citizens
Peter Bolton, Charles Gillott, Chris Hickling, Tony Johnson, Eric Smith, Matthew Wales
Bass: Tim Butler, Malcolm Byrne, Bill Charlesworth, Ian Gentles, Des Sinclair, Jay Whittam

Production Team

Producer and Director
James Newby
Musical Director
James Newby
Alan Rothwell & Michael Mills with Marion Wood & Martin Whitaker
Stage Manager
Jeremy Stokes
Scenery Design
James Newby and Tom Mills
Savoyards Appreciation Society (W. Yorks)
Vernon Blades
Helen Bolton & Jen Whittam with Margaret Charlesworth & Beryl Johnson
Stuart Grove
Kath Whitaker
Barry Hartlebury
Sue Keighley
Programme Editor
Tony Johnson
Dignitaries Hosts
Marlene Oldroyd
Rehearsal Refreshments
Barbara Nash and Committee Members
Margaret Ford and Freda Farrar

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