How a Derbyshire legend ended up at the Savoy Theatre

Haddon Hall

This month marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of famous composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, whose opera Haddon Hall was based on the legendary elopement of Dorothy Vernon and John Manners. Nicola Lisle finds out more.

THE ELOPEMENT OF HADDON HALL HEIRESS Dorothy Vernon and her forbidden suitor, John Manners, has captivated many since the story emerged during the late 18th and early 19th centuries…