A satire on the Parliament of the day (or of today!) - fantasy and fact collide in this, one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular operettas. Iolanthe, a fairy, has been banished for marrying a mortal. Her son, Strephon is in love with Phyllis a Ward of Court. The entire House of Lords has also fallen for Phyllis but she declines to marry a peer. The fairies persuade their Queen to pardon Iolanthe. She returns and is reunited with her son. The peers and Phyllis misinterpret the scene and believe that Strephon is being unfaithful. The fairies take revenge by sending Strephon to Parliament with astonishing results.


Charlotte Page, Bruce Graham, Giles Davies, Henry Newman, Thora Kerr, Nuala Willis, Jill Pert, Lesley Cox


Music: A Sullivan
Lyrics: W S Gilbert
Company: Carl Rosa Opera Company
Director: Peter Mulloy
Musical Director(s): Richard Balcombe, Martin Handley
Design: Peter Mulloy
Costume: Peter Mulloy


Iolanthe (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0908872225. Details of all Iolanthe archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1966

Archive Listings

27 Nov 07
28 Nov 07
New Theatre
Cardiff, Glamorgan
Performance Details => Venue archive
20 Nov 07
21 Nov 07
Malvern Theatres
Malvern, Worcestershire
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13 Nov 07
14 Nov 07
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive
6 Nov 07
7 Nov 07
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Performance Details => Venue archive
25 Oct 07
27 Oct 07
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester, West Sussex
Performance Details => Venue archive
2 Oct 07
3 Oct 07
Festival Theatre
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17 Aug 07
18 Aug 07
Buxton Opera House
Buxton, Derbyshire
Performance Details => Venue archive


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