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Hull Savoyards – The Yeomen of the Guard, Cottingham Civic Hall

June 20 - June 22

Hull Savoyards are to celebrate their 90th Anniversary performing The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid.

This is Gilbert and Sullivan’s sparkling comic opera set in Shakespearean times during the reign of King Henry VIII. It is the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas. The show takes place in the Tower of London where the gentleman Colonel Fairfax is wrongly accused of sorcery and sentenced to death within the hour. Fairfax hatches a plan to avoid letting his estate fall into the hands of his scheming cousin (incidentally, his accuser) by secretly marrying Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. She agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a wealthy widow upon Fairfax’s imminent demise, leaving her free to marry her lover, the jester Jack Point. However, Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and chaos ensues. Following his escape, Fairfax woos Elsie, and after a number of plot complications are resolved, she falls in love with him.

Hull Savoyards featuring the Kingston Savoy Orchestra will be performing The Yeomen of the Guard at the Cottingham Civic Hall from 20th June to 22nd June 2024 at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024.

Tickets are Adults £12.00 with under sixteens £6.00. Suitable for all ages.

Tickets available online here, at Barkers on Hallgate, Cottingham or at the door (subject to availability).

For further details contact [email protected]

hull savoyards perform The Yeomen of the Guard at Cottingham Civic Hall, event poster


June 20
June 22