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When a wooer goes a-wooing
He is ostensibly portraying George Grossmith in the 1953 film "The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan" in a rehearsal of "The Yeoman of The Guard." But this is a glimpse of Martyn Green's highly regarded interpretation of Jack Point.
The law is the true embodiment
This clip of the Lord Chancellor's entrance in Iolanthe captures Martyn Green's performance of the role originated by George Grossmith. It is from "The Great Gilbert and Sullivan" released in 1953.
My name is John Wellington Wells
Martyn Green performs My name is John Wellington Wells from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer. This performance is from the television series Omnibus from 1/16/1955. For licensing please contact
I am the very model of a modern Major-General
Martyn Green performs the classic Gilbert & Sullivan patter song "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" from The Pirates of Penzance. This performance is from the TV series Omnibus, air date 1/16/1955. For licensing information contact:
Filmed at the 19th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Buxton, England in 2012. Director: Andrew Nicklin with Richard Suart as Rudolph, James Elliott as Ernest Dummkopf, Stephen John Davis as Ludwig, Bruce Graham as Doctor Tannhauser, Donald Maxwell as The Prince of Monte Carlo, Richard Gauntlett as Viscount Mentone, Catrine Kirkman as The Princess of Monte Carlo, Jill Pert as The Baroness von Krakenfeldt, Victoria Joyce as Julia Jellicoe & Victoria Byron as Lisa.
Cartoon created by Halas and Batchelor
Music performed by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Created 1964-66, released 1967
Robin Oakapple - John Reed
Richard Dauntless - David Palmer
Sir Despard Murgatroyd - Kenneth Sandford
Old Adam - George Cook
Rose Maybud - Ann Hood
Mad Margaret - Peggy Ann Jones
Dame Hannah - Gillian Knight
Zorah - Jennifer Toye
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd - Donald Adams
D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Walker
How would I play this part...
Finale Act I
BBC Proms 2012 from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Jane Glover perform Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard.
This concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3; it is available on-demand for seven days after broadcast. Radio 3 is streamed in HD sound online. Scheduled for broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday 25th August at 8.00pm.

For more from this Prom with full details, programme notes and recommended links:
Leigh Melrose baritone (Lt Sir Richard Cholmondeley)
Andrew Kennedy tenor (Colonel Fairfax)
Lisa Milne soprano (Elsie Maynard)
Heather Shipp mezzo-soprano (Phoebe Meryll)
Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano (Dame Carruthers)
Mary Bevan soprano (Kate)
Mark Richardson bass-baritone (Sergeant Meryll)
Tom Randle tenor (Leonard Meryll)
Mark Stone baritone (Jack Point)
Toby Stafford-Allen baritone (Wilfred Shadbolt)
BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
Jane Glover conductor
Martin Duncan stage director