Trial by Jury and HMS Pinafore

Watford Palace Theatre
17 January 2011

Directed by Clive Bebee
Musical Direction by Philip Joslin

Trial by Jury was Gilbert and Sullivan’s first real ‘hit’. First performed as an accompanying piece to Offenbach’s La Périchole, the story draws on Gilbert’s experience as a lawyer has he pokes fun at the judicial system as the plaintiff sues for ‘breach of promise’ to marry. The Sorcerer that followed Trial was a success by the standards of the day, but it was HMS Pinafore that turned Gilbert and Sullivan into an international phenomenon that has not abaited to this day! ALGSS perform these two pieces together for a hugely entertaining evening. We welcome back Clive Bebee as director, who last worked with us on our 2006 production of the Pirates of Penzance and Philip Joslin as musical director.

For tickets, please call the Watford Palace Theatre on 01923 225671 or view and print thebooking form.

Cast List

Character Played by
** The Learned Judge Rob Milner
** The Plaintiff Lisa Morelli
** The Defendant Jon Killen
** Counsel for the Plaintiff Tony Lock
** Usher David Southorn
** Foreman of the Jury Michael Worthy
** The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, First Lord of the Admiralty Rob Milner
** Captain Corcoran, Commander of H.M.S. Pinafore Gareth Edwards
** Ralph Rackstraw David Duffy
** Dick Deadeye, Able Seaman David Stead
** Bill Bobstay, Boatswain’s Mate David Southorn
** Bob Becket, Carpenter’s Mate Colin Walker
** Josephine, The Captain’s Daughter Katherine Littler
** Cousin Hebe Jan Taylor
** Mrs Cripps (Buttercup) Wendy Morelli