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Yeomen of the Guard 1914D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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This Scottish tour began with a week in Edinburgh from 3 August, followed by two weeks in Glasgow from 10 August. A week in Aberdeen followed, starting  24 August. The Dundee week commencing Monday 31 August was the final leg. As usual the main D'Oyly Carte touring company had visited the four cities with commercially successful results. Clearly, with war breaking out during the course of the tour, it would be expected that audiences were in need of cheering up.

The cast for this performance is drawn from the review in the Dundee Advertiser (to be transcribed).

Details of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen dates to be confirmed.



The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's Scottish Tour - 1914

The operas performed were:  Patience Iolanthe Princess Ida;  The Mikado;  The Yeomen of the Guard;  The Gondoliers.

The repertoire for the week was:

Dundee, w/c 31 August:   Mon 31 The Gondoliers;  Tue 1 Sep The Mikado;  Wed 2 Patience,  Thu 3 Princess Ida;  Fri 4 The Yeomen of the Guard;  Sat 5 mat Iolanthe;   Sat 6 eve The Mikado.

The cast is as reviewed in the Dundee Advertiser.

Performance Cast

Phoebe Meryll Sergeant Meryll's Daughter

Beatrice Boarer (Sep 4)

Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen of the Guard

Leicester Tunks (Sep 4)

Dame Carruthers Housekeeper to the Tower

Louie René (Sep 4)

Leonard Meryll Sergeant Meryll's Son

Dewey Gibson (Sep 4)

Colonel Fairfax under sentence of death

James Hay (Sep 4)

Sir Richard Cholmondeley Lieutenant of the Tower

Frederick Hobbs (Sep 4)

Wilfred Shadbolt Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor

Fred Billington (Sep 4)

Jack Point a Strolling Jester

Henry Lytton (Sep 4)

Elsie Maynard a Strolling Singer

Clara Dow (Sep 4)

Kate Dame Carruthers' Niece

Hilda Cross (Sep 4)

Production Cast


Walter Hann (Sep 4)

Performance DatesYeomen of the Guard 1914

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