Gilbert and Sullivan Trust Presents Iolanthe
The Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust Presents Iolanthe
(the sixth opera in our complete series of “Savoy” Operas to be performed in historic sequence, 2002-2012)
Mayfair Theatre Dunedin
Sunday 11 September 2005 at 2.30 pm Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September at 8 pm
with the Southern Sinfonia in the pit and members of the St Kilda Sentinel Brass Band representing on-stage the Band of the Grenadier Guards
For election year, Iolanthe is a witty satire on parliamentary practice and the law, in which a “dignified and stately” House of Lords “goes to the country” and runs into trouble with a mob of fairies led by their Wagnerian Queen.
The cast of fairies and Peers of the Realm is led by Auckland bass-baritone, Brian McKay, as the Earl of Mountararat, with Barry Dorking as the Lord Chancellor, Paul Facoory as Earl Tolloller, Sarah Oliver as Iolanthe and Harriet Moir as Phyllis.
The Musical Director is Michael Andrewes and the Director Geoff Smith.
Theatre, tel. (03) 477 8597 from 25 July