2005 – The Yeoman of the Guard

The Yeoman of the Guard poster 2005
The Yeoman of the Guard poster 2005


Sir Richard Cholmondeley (Lieutenant of the Tower)
Nicholas Whitaker
Colonel Fairfax (under sentence of death)
Oliver Longstaff
Sergeant Meryll (of the Yeomen of the Guard)
David Parker
Leonard Meryll (his son)
Stan Parkinson
Jack Point (a Strolling Jester)
Bobbie Greatorex
Wilfred Shadbolt (Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor)
Martin Whitaker
Elsie Maynard (a Strolling Singer)
Valerie Green
Phoebe Meryll (Sergeant Meryll’s daughter)
Jane Fawcett
Dame Carruthers (Housekeeper to the Tower)
Vicki Wells
Kate (her neice)Val English
First Yeoman
Ernie Lowe
Second Yeoman
Gordon Fawcett
First Citizen
Peter Bolton
Second Citizen
Tony Johnson

Chorus of Yeomen: Peter Bolton, Richard Briggs, Tim Butler, Clive Daniels, Gordon Fawcett, Ian Gentles, Tony Johnson, Ernie Lowe, Daniel Senior, Eric Smith, Jay Whittam

Chorus of Citizens: Louise Abrams, Helen Bolton, Nadine Briggs, Veronica Cairns, Barbara Cumberbatch, Gill Cunliffe, Tina Greatorex, Jenny Grove, Sheila Hargreaves, Claire Hartland,  Beryl Johnson, Kath Lowe, Mary-Jane Mullins, Barbara Nash, Catherine Nuttall, Hannah Slater, Pat Smith, Lucy Trudgill, Jennifer Whittam, Liz Zserdicky

Production Team

Artistic Director
Graham Weston
Musical Director
James Newby
Jean Manning
Stage manager
Keith Lowe
Stage Crew
Savoyards Appreciation Society (West Yorkshire)
Costumes and Props.
G & S Costume Hire, Halifax; Homburgs, Leeds
Helen Bolton, Jen Whittam
Jenny Grove
Richard Dipple
Programme Editors
Jane and Gordon Fawcett
Kath Whitaker
Dignitaries Host
Mark Briggs