Trial by Jury

Sunday 10th July - St.Peter's Church, Oundle

 

 

 

Performances at 2pm and 3pm. Free entry!

 

As part of the Oundle International Festival we will be presenting 2 performances of this delightful work which was the first product of the regular collaboration of Gilbert and Sullivan. Though called a "Dramatic Cantata," it is, in its perfect union of tuneful music and clever words, a direct forerunner of the more famous later successes of this inimitable pair, and is equally well worth seeing. "Trial by Jury" is their only work entirely without spoken dialogue. Our setting is in the 1940s/WW2. 

 

Can you sue someone for breaking off an engagement? In Gilbert and Sullivan’s courtroom farce Trial by Jury, it’s a very serious crime! The fickle and bigoted defendant, Edwin, has fallen in love with another woman and has jilted the plaintiff, the beautiful Angelina. Unfortunately for Edwin, all of the members of the jury (and the judge) have fallen for Angelina themselves and, of course the usual Gilbert and Sullivan topsy turvy chaos ensues.

 


Summer Concert 2022

25 and 26 July - St. Peter's Church Oundle

 

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The Sorcerer

February 2023 - Queen Victoria Hall Oundle

 

The Sorcerer’s plot involves an engaged couple who want everyone to be as happy as they, and so the groom-to-be brings in a “family sorcerer” to administer a love potion to the entire village. As you might expect, the love potion works, but everyone falls in love with the wrong partner. All is made right in the end, however, as the sorcerer breaks the spell by the expedient of giving himself up to the powers of evil –– in an appropriate puff of smoke. (You will soon learn that the Gilbert and Sullivan operas do not hinge on strongly convincing conclusion.

 

Watch this space for more details.