© 2009 Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Principals


Lord Chancellor     Stephen Godward

Lord Mountararat   Davron Hicks

Lord Tolloller         Max Taylor

Sergeant Willis      Raymond Hill

Strephon               Nathon Blood

Phyllis                   Laura Watkin

Fairy Queen         Judith Hill

Iolanthe                Julie Currey

Fairy Celia            Lizzy Blades

Fairy Leila             Anne Flint

Fairy Fleta            Philippa Lockwood

Director

Nic Wilson



IOLANTHE – 5th TO 8th OCTOBER 2016


Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society present one of the

most popular of the Savoy Operas, Iolanthe, in which Gilbert

pokes fun at the political and legal establishment of the day.  


The fairies are missing their friend, Iolanthe, who was

banished 25 years earlier for disobeying fairy laws and is

now living at the bottom of a stream.  They persuade the

Fairy Queen to recall Iolanthe from exile and learn that she

has a son, Strephon, who is in love with Phyllis, the ward of

the Lord Chancellor.  Unfortunately for Strephon, the

Lord Chancellor and the entire House of Peers also have

designs on Phyllis and resolve to thwart his marriage plans.

However, the fairies have other ideas and, in a stance

against the aristocracy, propose Strephon as an MP,

which results in unexpected outcomes for many.


Iolanthe is packed with wonderful melodies and enriched

by a story in which the humour remains topical today.


Nic Wilson, well known in the local area as a G & S performer,

will direct Iolanthe, with Musical Director, Andrew Marples, in

his 17th full production with the Society, taking charge of the

orchestra which includes Accompanist, Chris Flint, on piano.


Musical Director - Andrew Marples

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