The Yeomen of the Guard (1982)

Genres - Music, Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Opera  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |  
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Claire Powell stars as Phoebe Meryll in this production of one of Gilbert & Sullivan's more serious operas, which revolves around the impending execution of Colonel Fairfax. Phoebe's father, who has twice saved Fairfax's life, devises a plan to disguise him as a yeoman to help him escape. Meanwhile, the jester Jack Point arrives with his sweetheart Elsie, and both are caught up in the escape plans with results unlike any other Gilbert & Sullivan opera. Conducted by Alexander Faris, the London Symphony Orchestra provides the music. The Yeoman of the Guard also features Joel Grey, David Hillman, Alfred Marks, and Elizabeth Gale.

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banishment, colonel, escape, false-accusation, guard, secret-identity