WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
One of the Gilbert and Sullivan light operettas. Includes; The Family Fool, The Merryman and his Maid, A Man Who Would Woo a Fair Maid, Ah Me!, The Philosophic Pill and A Mirage. Colonel Fairfax is sentenced to death on a false charge of sorcery and marries a strolling singer (Elsie) to stop his estate falling into the hands of his evil cousin. But then he escapes the sentence .. To tragic and comic consequence.