Iolanthe

Iolanthe

London Coliseum

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  • Buchung von: Donnerstag, 5. Oktober 2023 -
    Buchung bis: Mittwoch, 25. Oktober 2023
  • Dauer: 2 hours 50 min (incl interval)
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Iolanthe Beschreibung

It’s a topsy-turvy worldview, typical of Gilbert & Sullivan, in which life in the fairy world and Parliament is reversed.

Phyllis and Strephon (half man, half-fairy) 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.

Sullivan’s ever-melodious score matches Gilbert’s libretto in satirising the vanities and egos of the the peers of the realm. And, just for good measure, Iolanthe targets the celebrity culture of the day. There are thinly disguised portraits of the good and the great of late Victorian society. There are side swipes at Queen Victoria, John Brown (her personal servant and ‘close companion’), Lord Randolph Churchill (reformist Tory) and William Gladstone (the serving Liberal PM).

Cal McCrystal returns to direct this successful production. Bringing his characteristic joyfully chaotic physical comedy, irreverence and brilliant wordplay. Outstanding former ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price leads a cast of ENO favourites, including baritone Marcus Farnsworth as Strephon.

Assisted performance

24th October 19:00 BSL signed performance

Adresse des London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB (Mehr Infos)

London Coliseum Wegbeschreibung

Wichtige Information

Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage

Vorstellungen
Mo - -
Di - 19:00
Mi - 19:00
Do - 19:00
Fr - 19:00
Sa 14:00 19:00
So - -
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Iolanthe Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Iolanthe Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Iolanthe Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Iolanthe Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Iolanthe Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Iolanthe Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Iolanthe Cast