The Yeomen of the Guard
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and his Maid is an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. It was first performed on 3 October 1888. It had 423 performances. It is the eleventh of fourteen operettas written by Gilbert and Sullivan. Unlike their previous operettas, Yeomen is darker and more serious in its tone and atmosphere.
|The Yeoman of the Guard|
|Written by||W. S. Gilbert (lyrics and book)|
Arthur Sullivan (music)
|Date of premiere||3 October 1888|
|Place of premiere||Savoy Theatre|
|Setting||Tower of London in the 16th century|