Woodley Light Operatic Society: 'The Yeoman of the Guard'
Tuesday 28th November
to Saturday 2nd December
Sat 2nd Dec
The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire RG5 4JZ
Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Yeoman of the Guard' (or The Merryman and His Maid)
Presented by Woodley Light Operatic Society (WLOS).
The opera is set in the Tower of London, during the 16th century, and is the darkest, and perhaps most emotionally engaging, of the Savoy Operas, ending with a broken-hearted main character and two very reluctant engagements, rather than the usual numerous marriages.
The libretto does contain considerable humour, including a lot of pun-laden one-liners, but Gilbert's trademark satire and topsy-turvy plot complications are subdued in comparison with the other Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The dialogue, though in prose, is quasi-Shakespearian, or early modern English, in style.
- Evenings: £15 (Concessions £14, Under 16s £9.50)
- Matinée: £14 (Concessions £13, Under 16s £8.50)
are available online from woodleylightoperatic.ticketsource.co.uk or from the box office telephone 0333 666 3366. There is no additional booking fee for tickets.
An amateur production.
More information about Woodley Light Operatic Society: www.wlos.co.uk.