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Iolanthe - About the Show



Who has not heard the magnificent ‘Peer's Chorus', surely one of Sullivan's best, or Gilbert's tongue-twistingly difficult 'Nightmare Song? And the wonderful overture!


This classic G&S opera tells the story of Iolanthe (a fairy), her son Strephon (half a fairy), his love Phyllis (not a fairy), and the House of Lords led by the Lord Chancellor (all soon to become fairies).


Boy meets girl – boy loses girl – boy and girl get together again. The plot is not unusual in itself, but when Gilbert adds his own unique brand of magic, it takes on a whole new twist.