Yeomen of the Guard Costume Rentals
Tracy Notes About This Show
We offer costumes that are in the best tradition of the D'Oyly Carte company. On occasion, our garments may even have come from that collection, since we were fortunate to be able to acquire some before the company was closed in the 1980's. The original yeomen's uniforms were made of wool, lined in a heavy cotton, with sleeve puffs that were maintained with down. We didn't think ours needed to be that warm, but we need to have them have the correct look, so light polyfill is the material of choice for us. And of course, we offer Sgt Meryll's "at home" blue uniform tunic. Request our Showplot™ for full details.
The Yeomen of the Guard (1888), their only joint work with a serious ending, concerns a pair of strolling players—a jester and a singing girl—who are caught up in a risky intrigue at the Tower of London during the 16th century. The dialogue, though in prose, is quasi-early modern English, in style, and there is no satire of British institutions. For some of the plot elements, Gilbert had reached back to his 1875 tragedy, Broken Hearts. (Wiki)
Thanks and Credit
thanks to UMGASS, Ann Arbor, MI