Trial By Jury (2017)

Trial By Jury is a Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera. This one act production is presented at the ArtsCape Arena in Cape Town.  The story concerns a “breach of promise of marriage” lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. 

Artistic Team

Alastair Cockburn

Director & Musical Director

Lorna Hansen & Gwen Sharland

Costume Design

Waldo Buckle

Set Design


Principals – Emerald Cast

Karen Wilson-Harris


Barend van der Westhuizen


Simon Speck

The Judge

Marius Steyn

The Usher

Wilhelm Lichtenberg

Plaintiff’s Counsel

Kerryn Warren

Defendant’s Counsel

Ian Kirkwood

The Foreman

Lara Basson


Anke Ermel