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Directed by Diana Burleigh
Musical Direction by Greg Hannan

Theatrepeople review of the Darebin Season

A spellbinding musical fantasy, Iolanthe is Gilbert & Sullivan at their sublime and satirical best, don’t miss this fable of fairies versus mortals.

Beloved and beautiful, immortal Iolanthe has broken one of her fairy kingdom’s biggest rules – she fell in love with a human and was banished for marrying a mortal.

Now twenty-five years later, these two worlds will collide as her son, Strephon (half fairy from the waist up, and mortal from the waist down), has rapturous plans to wed pretty Phyllis, a sweet voiced shepherdess and ward of the Lord Chancellor. Unfortunately, Strephon has a lot of competition from just about every peer in the House of Lords, including the Lord Chancellor himself!

With class complications, mistaken identities, and not a little bit of supernatural shenanigans, will true love be enough to win out when party political lines are drawn?


Lord Chancellor - Ron Pidcock OAM
Lord Mountararat - Alfred Anderson
Lord Tolloller - Darren Rosenfeld
Private Willis - Robin Halls
Strephon - Andrew McGrail
Fairy Queen - Alexandra Amerides
Iolanthe - Nadia Migliardi
Celia - Stephanie Morgan
Leila - Rebecca Kmit
Fleta - Elizabeth Rusli
Phyllis - Phoebe Deklerk

Chorus of Fairies - Judith Clark, Judy Hall, Gemma Hannan, Robyn Hannan, Joy Lukman, Susan Marshall, Mhairi Riddet, Kerrie Robbins, Heather Walters.

Chorus of Peers - Derek Butler, Michael Hammelmann, Ben Klein, Ken Knight, Liam Marziano, Chris McInnis, Lou Monteret, Peter Spowart.

5th - 7th May 2017

With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra

4 Performances
Running time approx 2hrs 30mins

Friday 5th May 8:00pm
Saturday 6th May 2:00pm
Saturday 6th May 8:00pm
Sunday 7th May 3:00pm

Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell Street & St Georges Road,
Preston VIC 3072

Adult: $39
Concession: $33
Student: $25
Child (Under 16): $20
Group 10+ $32 per ticket, per show
Matinee: One free child when accompanied by full price adult

DAEC Colouring and dress-up Competitions

We are thankful to Fairy Dance (Vic Market) - - for kindly sponsoring our colouring and fancy dress prizes!
Fairy Dance

Children attending the Matinee performances are invited to dress up, and also to download (eg: right-click, save-as), print out, and colour in this image:
Iolanthe colouring entry
All colouring competition entries for a given performance must be received before the start of that performance. Please remember to put your name on the back of your entry in case you win a prize.

29th April 2017

1 Performance only
Running time approx 2hrs 30mins

8:00pm curtain up

Bunyip Hall
38 Main Rd, Bunyip VIC 3815

Adult: $25
Concession (Health Concession, Students, Pensioners, Seniors card holders only. Please present your card with the ticket at the door): $15
Child (under 16): $5

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