20th Sep, 2019

Courtroom comedy aplenty at Droitwich's Norbury Theatre

Tristan Harris 14th May, 2019 Updated: 15th May, 2019

COURTROOM comedy will be the ‘order’ of the day at Droitwich’s Norbury Theatre next weekend when the Worcester Gilbert and Sullivan Society comes to town with its latest production.

The famous courtroom romp Trial By Jury will be performed at the Friar Street venue and before it A Nice Dilemma which is a precursor to the famous play.

Trial By Jury centres on Angelina who is suing Edwin for breach of promise, claiming he is reneging on his intention to marry her.

He, in turn, argues he should not be punished for loving one girl one day and another the next.

A trial ensues in a bid to find a non-bigamous solution.

Mary Dhonau OBE, who is directing the pieces, wrote A Nice Dilemma.

She said: “Trial by Jury is my favourite Gilbert and Sullivan musical but it is only one act so does not provide a whole evening of entertainment.

“A Nice Dilemma enables us to do that.”

It sees the usher arrive for the trial only to find he has no jury and then has to start recruiting people – some are suitable, some are not.

All the members of the jury recruited are characters from other Gilbert and Sullivan musicals.

“There is a lot of fun and naughtiness in A Nice Dilemma and there have been plenty of laughs during rehearsals.”

The shows take place at 7.30pm next Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25 and tickets are £12.

Visit norburytheatre.co.uk or call 01905 770154 for more information and tickets.

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