University of Hull

The Yeomen of the Guard

For their 50th Anniversary, Hull University’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society are performing arguably the most dramatic of the duos’ Operettas.

Colonel Fairfax awaits his execution in The Tower of London. Wrongly accused of sorcery, he is willing to marry anyone only so that his estate won’t fall into the hands of his undeserving relatives. His luck seems to improve when the perfect candidate arrives at the Tower, Elsie Maynard, a beautiful strolling singer, if only it wasn’t for her husband-to-be, the jester, Jack Point.