Thursday, 29 April 2010

Iolanthe in Budleigh, Saturday 8 May 2010

Following their success with The Pirates of Penzance on their first Springtime trip to Budleigh in 2008, Imperial Productions return with another Gilbert & Sullivan classic, Iolanthe.

"We feel sure that Imperial will be able to present an excellent show to the good people of Budleigh, given the talent and enthusiasm on offer," say show directors Sarah Hargreaves and Wendy Norman.

Iolanthe or The Peer and the Peri, was the seventh of Gilbert and Sullivan's operas, and opened at the Savoy Theatre in London on 25 November 1882. It pokes fun at the British legal system and government, especially the House of Lords. With its absurd plot combining fairies and peers and its tuneful songs Iolanthe has always been seen as one of the most entertaining of G & S works.

There are two performances in The Public Hall at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Tickets at £10 are now available at Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information.

The cast list is as follows:

Lord Chancellor - Tony Baker
Lord Tolloler Tim - Sawers
Lord Mountarrarat - Neville Hargreaves
Fairy Queen - Lorna Perry
Iolanthe - Kirsty Bennett
Celia - Heather Caddick
Leila - Georgia Dobson
Fleta - Mary Groom
Strephon - Philip Errington
Phyllis - Yvette Litchfield
Private Willis - Jim Fisher

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