Gilbert & Sullivan

The Yeomen of the Guard

Heartbreak has never been so funny.

3 Nov–2 Dec 2022

The Tower of London is the scene for a tangled web of melancholy and mirth in Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta, The Yeomen of the Guard. The arrival of a travelling troupe of performers sparks forbidden romances, fantastical plots and unrequited love. 

The unjustly imprisoned Colonel Fairfax (Anthony Gregory, previously Nanki-Poo in The Mikado and former Harewood Artist) has a mutual attraction to the young daughter of the righteous Sergeant Meryll, one of the titular Beefeaters (Neal Davies). Phoebe (Heather Lowe) wishes Fairfax be released so they can have the wedding she desires, and enlists the help (and attraction) of Jack Point, a roving performer. A classic Gilbert and Sullivan story ensues, with all the chaos that comes with it – but not necessarily the happy ending we expect from the duo…

Visionary Jo Davies returns to the London Coliseum to direct, with designs by acclaimed theatre designer Anthony Ward. G&S veteran Chris Hopkins conducts the ENO Orchestra, with a score that – despite being darker in tone – remains characteristically playful of Arthur Sullivan.

Book your tickets to the Tower, to see one of the most beloved Gilbert & Sullivan’s operas, The Yeomen of the Guard.

10 Evening Performances Remaining
4 Matinee Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 40mins

We offer brilliant opera tickets at a range of affordable prices.

Free opera tickets for Under 21s
Discounted opera tickets for Under 35s

Our staff are on hand to make your visit as smooth as possible and we have an Access Scheme for our audiences with a disability, a health condition, or different access needs to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.

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Discover The Yeomen of the Guard

Creative Team

Chris Hopkins


Jo Davies


Anthony Ward


Oliver Fenwick

Lighting Designer

Andrezj Goulding

Video Designer

Nick Lidster

Sound Designer

Kay Shepherd



Anthony Gregory

Colonel Fairfax

Neal Davies

Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen

Alexandra Oomens

Elsie Maynard

Heather Lowe

Phoebe Meryll

Steven Page

Sir Richard Cholmondeley

Susan Bickley

Dame Carruthers

John Molloy

Wilfred Shadbolt

Innocent Masuku

Leonard Meryll

Isabelle Peters


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