Trial by Jury 2010


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Gilbert and Sullivan's first major success was a spoof of a breach of promise trial, a now-forgotten procedure where a man could be sued by a woman for withdrawing a proposal of marriage. In the show, the defendant is a roguish playboy, the pretty plaintiff (wearing her wedding dress) flirts shamelessly with the all-male jury, and an amoral judge shamelessly resolves the case by marrying the girl himself.

We performed Trial by Jury coupled with Quip and Quiddity, a short play based on the lives of Gilbert and Sullivan.  The show was performed in the Coliseum, an Edwardian theatre that houses the Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth. 


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