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1955 D'Oyly Carte Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1955 D'Oyly Carte Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1955 – Shakespeare Memorial Theatre – The Yeoman of the Guard -D’Oyly Carte

£15.50

Date: 1955

Theatre: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Performance: The Yeomen of the Guard

Main Actors: D’Oyly Carte Opera Company

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Date: 1955
Theatre: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Performance: The Yeomen of the Guard
Main Actors: D’Oyly Carte Opera Company

 

This 1950s programme presents The Yeomen of the Guard performed by D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in for the Christmas season of 1954-1955 at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

Yeomen of the Guard is a comic operetta written by Gilbert and Sullivan and was first performed at the Savoy Theatre, London, in 1888.

The programme’s only advertisements are on the back cover; The top advertisement being the smaller of the two advertising the theatre restaurant’s opening times and the second advertisement taking ¾ of the page is for the 1955 winter season’s up and coming performances. The cast list is presented across page 2.

Gilbert & Sullivan were a prolific and successful two-man team who created fourteen comic operas together over a period of around 25 years. William S. Gilbert, born in London, (1836-1911) was a successful lyricist, poet and illustrator. Arthur S. Sullivan was the composer, also born in London, (1842-1900), the son of a military band master.

The programme is made of firm paper and printed in black ink; a single sheet of paper with a vertical spinal fold to create the programmes 4 pages including front and back cover pages; approx. H19cms x W12.5cms.

Condition Code: 3-4: No nicks or tears. No foxing. Evidence of faint horizontal fold. Fold to top right of programme corner. Slight bend on lower right of programme. Overall the condition of the programme is in good condition for its 60+ years.