Trial By Jury
Words: W.S. Gilbert
Music: Arthur Sullivan
Written in: Authored Date: , Royalty Theatre, London

The story of a topsy-turvy 'Breach of Promise' case is told in a totally sung narrative and in true Gilbert and Sullivan fashion has some delightful and amusing touches.


'Trial by Jury' has been enjoyed by millions of theatre goers since its first production in 1875. Although 'Thespis' was, in fact, the first Gilbert and Sullivan opera, 'Trial by Jury' was the first of the Savoy Operas. Produced under the management of Richard D'Oyly Carte it was performed as a curtain raiser to 'La Perichole' by Offenbach, running initially for 300 performances.

Trial By Jury, July 1984, Nuffield Theatre
Trial By Jury, March 1962, The Guildhall
Trial By Jury, March 1955, The Guildhall
Trial By Jury, October 1949, The Guildhall

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