I don’t really know if this is part of a series or what it is exactly, but what a splendid performance! Pity they didn’t do a full-length one. Trial by Jury is probably the most cynical of all Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborations, and yet it makes you feel so happy at the same time.
Also, just watching this, I’m always amazed by how marvelously natural Gilbert’s lyrics are, even this early in his career:
“I’m not prepossessing/As you may be guessing/She couldn’t endure me a day./Recall my professing/When you are assessing/The damages Edwin must pay.”
He makes it look effortless.