A character in the Savoy Opera, The Yeomen of the Guard, Elsie Maynard along with Jack Point are pursued by a rowdy crowd that demands merriment and threatens the two strolling players. Elsie, objecting to a man’s rude attentions, boxes his ears, which gives Point a moment to quieten and amuse the crowd.
Gilbert and Sullivan collaborated on 14 operas from 1871 to 1896. Since then, they’ve become the most frequently performed series of operas in history and are still performed throughout the world today. Royal Doulton’s Gilbert and Sullivan series pays homage to some of their most popular characters..