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The Yeomen of the Guard (1956)

or The Merryman and the Maid

Performed at: The Arthur Worthington Hall


Sir Richard Cholmondeley (Lieutenant of the Tower)
Roger Flynn
Colonel Fairfax
Roy Haworth
Sergeant Meryll
Ralph Rowbottom
Leonard Meryll (his Son)
Colin Alker
Jack Point (a Strolling Jester)
David Woodcock
Wilfred Shadbolt (Head Jailer)
Geoffrey Furness
The Headsman
Michael Ruddock
First Yeoman
Ralph Sackett
Second Yeoman
George Wimbush
Elsie Maynard (a Strolling Singer)
Elizabeth Flood
Phoebe Meryll (Sergeant Meryll's Daughter)
Jessie Grundy
Dame Carruthers (Housekeeper to the Tower)
Margaret Jinks
Kate (her Niece)
Sheila Jones
Chorus of Yeomen and Citizens
Joy Butteriss, Gillian Burdett, Ann Chadwick, Jean Fowler, Sheila Golding, Virginia Hervey, Marie Koenigsberger, Kathleen Lambert, Christine Maden, Judith McDonnell, Jennifer Pepper, Hazel Spark, Sheila Todd, Margaret Turner, and Sheila Wilson., A. Aked, E. Ashworth, M. Baumber, G. Duckworth, B. Hall, R. High, P. Kelly, B. Porter, M. Ruddock, B. Sandford, D. Skepper, M. Stafford, K. Sansome, J. Taylor, and A. Teague.


John Crowther
Musical Direction
Norman Spooner
Stage Manager and Set Designer
Tim Harvey
Assisted by
David Beames
House Manager
Brian Snowdon
Business Manager
Michael Baumber
Wardrobe Mistresses
Pamela Ward, Janet Robinson
Hazel Harrison
William Dunn
Winifred Dawson
John Rabbitt


By arrangement with Bridget D'Oyly Carte
1st-4th FEBRUARY, 1956
Programme - Price 4d.
Scene : Tower Green
Time : 16th Century
Costumes by S. B. Watts & Co., Ltd., Manchester
The Committee wish to express their thanks to the members of the Arthur Worthington Hall Committee for their kind co-operation and to all others who have assisted this production in any way.
Telerad Equipment Co., 153 Oxford Road
Highams Musical Instruments, 146 Oxford Road
Thomas A. Greenhalgh Ltd., 10 Corporation Street
Hosted by CompSoc Manchester