Iolanthe Tickets at London Coliseum

Iolanthe Tickets at London Coliseum

The classic opera Iolanthe comes to London. Can the Fairy Queen call Parliament to order?
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Iolanthe Tickets at London Coliseum

Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy.

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.

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StartsThursday, 5 October 2023
EndsWednesday, 25 October 2023
Running Time2 hours 50 minutes.


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