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Trial By Jury 1906D'Oyly Carte Principal Repertoire Company

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The works performed, all by Gilbert and Sullivan, were:  Trial By Jury H M S Pinafore;  Pirates of Penzance;  Patience;  Iolanthe;  Princess Ida;  Mikado;  Yeomen of the Guard;  and Gondoliers.

The Dundee schedule was as follows:

W/c 17 December:  Mon 17 Mikado;  Tue 18 Iolanthe;  Wed 19 Gondoliers;  Thu 20 Yeomen of the Guard;  Fri 21 Pirates of Penzance & Trial By Jury;  Sat 22 m Patience;  Sat 22 e Mikado;  Sun 23 Charity Concert.

W/c 24 December:  Mon 24 Gondoliers;  Tue 25 Patience;  Wed 26 Mikado;  Thu 27 HMS Pinafore & Trial By Jury;  Fri 28 Princess Ida;  Sat 29 m Yeomen of the Guard;  Sat 29 e Yeomen of the Guard.

Further Scottish dates to be confirmed.

The weather was unusually vile, blizzards of snow affecting audiences and causing challenges for the singers.  The lead contralto, Theresa Russam, missed the first week due to cold.  No sooner had she returned to performing than the lead soprano, Hope Hastings, and mezzo, Lulu Evans, succumbed in turn.  The understudies were certainly kept busy, though only one performance (Pinafore) seems to have attracted critical wrath.



A Dundee Review

Dundee Courier & Argus: Friday, December 27 1906

The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company - Pinafore and Trial by Jury

'HMS Pinafore was succeeded by Trial by Jury, one of the earliest of the Gilbert and Sullivan works.  Its performance was notable for the finely mellow and humorous playing and singing of Mr E A White as the Judge, and the tuneful singing of Miss Graham as the Plaintiff.  Mr Albert Kavanagh made also a dignified Counsel for Plaintiff, and Mr George Sinclair was quaintly droll as the Usher.

'To-night Princess Ida, one of the most classical and artistic of the Gilbert and Sullivan series, will be played.

Performance Cast

Learned Judge

Edward White (Dec 21)

Counsel for the Plaintiff

Albert Kavanagh (Dec 28)


George Sinclair (Dec 21)


Mabel Graham (Dec 28)

Performance DatesTrial By Jury 1906

Map List

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

21 Dec, 19.30 27 Dec, 19.30

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