Iolanthe Tickets

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Overview

Cal McCrystal directs a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe, starring outstanding young mezzo-soprano and ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price in the title role alongside ENO favourites Andrew Shore and Yvonne Howard.

One of the sharpest and most cutting of the Savoy operas, this whimsical and fantastical story of Parliament, where peers and fairies are locked in legislative combat, gave Gilbert a perfect canvas on which to draw his topsy turvy world and allowed Sullivan to write some of his sublime music. The satire not only targets peers of the realm, but also offers thinly veiled portraits of Queen Victoria, John Brown, Lord Randolph Churchill and William Gladstone.

Fairy lolanthe has been banished from Fairyland to a frog bog for marrying a mortal and having his son. Years later, her Arcadian shepherd son Strephon wishes to marry his true love shepherdess Phyllis, but as she is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor and the other peers, however, want her for themselves. The peers are getting restless and the fairies are in a frenzy. Can the Fairy Queen call Parliament to order?

This production is sung in English with surtitles projected above the stage.

Please note that no children under 5 years will be admitted to the auditorium.

Running Time
2 hours 45 minutes

Address
The Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4ES

Travel
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

Access
There are 10 spaces for wheelchair users and transfer seating is also available. Wheelchair users must bring a non-wheelchair using companion.

A radio-wave system for the hearing impaired is installed in the auditorium. Infrared headsets can be collected from the foyer desk. Sign interpreted performances may also be available.

Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the manager's office.

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