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A Magical New Production

October 29, November 5, November 6th  at 8.00 pm
October 30, November 6 at 2.00 pm
The Alexander Theatre, Monash University

Iolanthe was Gilbert and Sullivan's first masterpiece.  It is an inspired creation with both author and composer at their peak.  The Arcadian shepherd, Phyllis and Strephon are in love.  But the naughty House of Lords visits Phyllis in a bid to win her hand.  Strephon, however, is the son of a fairy, Iolanthe.  With his mother's help and that of the powerful Fairy Queen, the lovers are reunited.  Gilbert's libretto is a clever mix of satire and fantasy.  Sullivan's fairy music is sublime, with echoes of Mendelssohn intertwined with the regal and stately music for the Peers.

Directed by Leonie Cambage
Musical Direction by Nigel McBain
Designed by Katherine Branch

The Lord Chancellor Andy Payne
Mountararat Josh Perillo
Tolloller Daniel Todd
Private Willis Jerzy Kozlowski
Strephon Toby Glaser
Queen of the Fairies Jenny Wakefield
Iolanthe Cheryl MacDonald
Celia Michelle McCarthy
Leila Nicole Free
Fleta Julia Harper
Phyllis Amy Spruce
Frog Fairy Queen Andy Payne
Frog Iolanthe/dancer Natalie Phillips
Frog Lord Chancellor/dancer Keir Jasper
Fairy Queen's gnome Gerard Fullarton
Esther Counsel, Stephanie Dingnis, Annika Hobart-Topp, Naomi Hyndman, Gizelle Manoli, Natalie Phillips, Josie Pulitano, Tegan Rudolph.
Gavin Fry, Gerard Fullarton, Greg Galon, David Gerard, Craig Ingrey, Ben Klein,Ken Knight, Simon Messer, Bradley Storer, Jamie Tampion, Frank (Val) Ward.
Leonie Cambage
Musical Director
Nigel McBain
Katherine Branch