ENO Studio Live: Trial by Jury

G&S satirises the pomposity of the law in this tale of reckless promises and love.

Trial by Jury was Gilbert and Sullivan’s second collaboration and ran for 131 performances after its premiere.  Directed by Matthew Monaghan, a regular ENO Staff Director, and conducted by Martin Fitzpatrick, ENO’s Head of Music with pianist Murray Hipkin Trial by Jury pokes fun at a tale of a broken engagement, and the law that enables a jilted fiancée to claim compensation should her intended fail to marry her. Its satirical approach is typically witty, and ridicules the pomposity of the law, the hypocrisy of society and the foolhardy nature of love.

ENO Studio Live
ENO Studio Live is part of our investment in talent development. We have created a series of performances that enable our Staff Directors to create and deliver their own fully staged productions within a studio environment. It also allows scope for members of the ENO Chorus to take on principal roles.

ENO Studio Live is staged in Studio 3, Lilian Baylis House, West Hampstead, NW6 3AX.

A drinks bar will be available every evening.

Our Rehearsal Studios in West Hampstead, behind the original façade of the West Hampstead Town Hall, were previously the Decca Recording Studios and hosted many classical recording sessions, alongside five albums by The Moody Blues, the formation of Fleetwood Mac and David Bowie’s first single Liza Jane.

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This is an operetta in one act with piano accompaniment from Murray Hipkin.
There is no interval.

Tickets £25, or buy tickets for both ENO Studio Live: Trial by Jury and The Day After at the same time for only £40*.

Disabled and student concessionary tickets are available for £12.50 by calling our box office.

Performances at Lilian Baylis House, NW6 3AX. Entrance to Studio 3 is at the back of the building on West Hampstead Mews.
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For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org.

*ENO charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, or a maximum of £6 per transaction.

Please note that Trial by Jury contains mild adult content.

Creative Team

Martin Fitzpatrick


Matthew Monaghan


Camilla Clarke


Tom Mannings

Lighting designer

Murray Hipkin



Richard Suart

Learned Judge

Natalie Montakhab

The Plaintiff

Pablo Strong

The Defendant

Matthew Durkan


Mark Richardson

The Usher

Paul Sheehan

Foreman of the Jury

ENO Chorus