Iolanthe

Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy, revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview. Phyllis and Strephon 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.

Matched by Sullivan’s ever-melodious score, Gilbert not only targets peers of the realm, but also offers thinly disguised portraits of Queen Victoria, John Brown (her personal servant and ‘close companion’), Lord Randolph Churchill (reformist Tory) and William Gladstone (Liberal PM of the day).

Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors) directs a production that embraces the chaotic physical comedy and irreverence that are his hallmarks. Outstanding young mezzo-soprano and ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price leads a cast of ENO 

At A Glance:

  • Directed by Cal McCrystal 
  • English National Opera 
  • Outstanding young mezzo-soprano and ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price leads a cast of ENO
Venue Address: St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross
Buses: 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Rail: Charing Cross
Parking: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
Book From: 13 Feb 2018
Book Until: 07 Apr 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Age Restrictions: Age Suitability: No Children Under 5 years.

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