20:00, Wed 23rd – Sat 26th November 2011 at Robinson College Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 7
"Yeomen" is darker and more serious than Gilbert and Sullivan's other works but it is also one of the best loved and is widely regarded has having the finest score of the lot. Set in the Tower of London in the reign of Henry VIII, it tells the story of Colonel Fairfax, who has been sentenced to death for malicious accusations sorcery. Even in death Fairfax hopes to cheat his accuser of victory; at the same time his old friend, the Beefeater Sergeant Meryll, believes him innocent and plots with his family to set him free. Their scheming will entwine their fate with that of two strolling players, the jester Jack Point and singer Elsie Maynard, as the show builds to a heart-rending emotional climax.