Iolanthe

Iolanthe

The peers are getting restless and the fairies are in a frenzy. Can the Fairy Queen call Parliament to order?
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Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy, revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview. Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but as Phyllis is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself.

Matched by Sullivan’s ever-melodious score, Gilbert not only targets peers of the realm, but also offers thinly disguised portraits of Queen Victoria, John Brown (her personal servant and ‘close companion’), Lord Randolph Churchill (reformist Tory) and William Gladstone (Liberal PM of the day).

Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors) directs a production that embraces the chaotic physical comedy and irreverence that are his hallmarks. Outstanding young mezzo-soprano and ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price leads a cast of ENO favourites, including Andrew Shore as the Lord Chancellor.

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Details

StartsTuesday, 13 February 2018
EndsSaturday, 7 April 2018
Running Time2hrs 45mins
CategoryOpera

Venue

VenueLondon Coliseum
Address33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
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Nearest TubeLeicester Square
Seating PlanView Seating Plan

Minimum Age

5+

Important Notice

Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage. No food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.
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