The setting of Yeomen is laid in the Tower of London in Shakespearean times. The plot concerns Colonel Fairfax, a gentleman, soldier and scientist, who has been sentenced to be beheaded in an hour on a false charge of sorcery. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser (a cousin), and with the help of the Lieutenant of the Tower, Fairfax secretly marries Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. The bride agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a well-paid widow in an hour. With the help of the Meryll family, Fairfax escapes, throwing the Tower into confusion and the astonished Elsie (and her mentor, the jester Jack Point, who loves her) into despair. But Fairfax, disguised as Leonard Meryll, woos Elsie, and after a number of plot complications are worked out, she falls in love with Fairfax and leaves Jack Point broken-hearted.
Carl Rosa 2007 Yeoman Of The Guard
1974 BBC Production of Yeoman Of The Guard Featuring the great Valerie Masterson and an al star cast. A GEM!
1978 London ITC Tower Of London Production of Yeoman Of The Guard starring Tommy Steele with an all star cast
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company 2006 Yeoman Of The Guard
Brent- Walker- Acorn Production of Yeoman Of The Guard
Gilbert & Sullivan For All Abridged Yeoman & Pirates
1998 Houston G&S Society Yeoman Of The Guard
Trent Yeoman Of The Guard 2011 Gettysburg Festival
Oxford Castle* TheYeoman of the Guard The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Delightful outdoor production using Oxford castle as the backdrop
1957 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME PRODUCTION
Starring Alfred Drake, Barbara Cook, Celeste Holm, Bill Hayes and Henry Calvin
Black & white classic old production done by the best of Broadway stars of that time