The team at Alexandra Palace are excited to be welcoming you to the BBC Proms in London’s ‘oldest, new theatre’. This performance is particularly special as it will be first performance in Alexandra Palace Theatre since its restoration and because it is taking place before the works are fully complete it will be a unique experience.
During the event there will be staff and volunteers on hand to provide you with information and direction and I would ask that you follow their instruction whilst on the premises so that you have the best experience
Ahead of your visit, it will be useful for you to know that:
The timings for the event are:
13:30 – East Court and Theatre Bar, serving drinks and confectionery, opens to the public
14:15 – Seating the auditorium commences
15:00 – Performance (Part 1)
15:45 – Interval
16:05 – Performance (Part 2)
17:00 – Performance ends
A concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s one-act comic masterpiece Trial By Jury in the magnificent theatre of Alexandra Palace. The Victorian theme continues with music by Sullivan’s contemporaries Stanford, Parry and Coleridge-Taylor, conducted by Jane Glover.
The magnificent theatre at Alexandra Palace originally opened in 1875 – the same year that Gilbert and Sullivan’s one-act operetta Trial by Jury was premiered. In this special ‘Proms at …’ event, Jane Glover conducts a concert performance of this Victorian comic masterpiece in the Palace’s theatre as its ambitious new refurbishment reaches completion. A first half of music by Sullivan’s contemporaries explores that favourite G&S theme of love and marriage.
Alexandra Palace Theatre is undergoing an extensive restoration. This performances will be a rare chance to experience the Theatre before it opens to the public and as construction nears its completion.
Music by contemporaries of Sullivan, including Parry, Coleridge-Taylor and Stanford (45 mins)
Trial by Jury (45 mins)
Cast to include:
Neal Davies The Learned Judge
Mary Bevan The Plaintiff
Sam Furness The Defendant
Ross Ramgobin Counsel for the Plaintiff
BBC Concert Orchestra
Jane Glover conductor
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.