Iolanthe

Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri, is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.

It is one of the Savoy Operas and the seventh collaboration of the fourteen between Gilbert and Sullivan.

It was first produced in London at the Savoy Theatre, on 25 November 1882, three days after Patience closed, and ran for 398 performances.

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Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
The Lord Chancellor Noel Howes
Earl of Mountararat Tom Barnard
Earl Tolloller Peter Campbell
Private Willis Peter Barber
Strephon David Evans
Queen of the Fairies Jane Mitchell
Iolanthe Mandy Stenhouse
Celia Pauline Kendrick
Leila Aranka Zsidi
Fleta Trish Edwards
Phyllis Paulette Lythall
Chorus of Fairies Liz Angell
Chorus of Fairies Sue Barber
Chorus of Fairies Pauline Beament
Chorus of Fairies Sue Brittle
Chorus of Fairies Sandra Buckland
Chorus of Fairies Alison Cooper
Chorus of Fairies Kiki Garnham
Chorus of Fairies Debbie Harkness
Chorus of Fairies Ellen Harvey-Smart
Chorus of Fairies Fiona Hayes
Chorus of Fairies Sally Hester
Chorus of Fairies Alex Jervis
Chorus of Fairies Anne Kitcherside
Chorus of Fairies Marion McLean
Chorus of Fairies Christine McMahon
Chorus of Fairies Rosalind Mitchell
Chorus of Fairies Mary Sinkinson
Chorus of Fairies Debbie Spooner
Chorus of Fairies Barbara Thomas
Chorus of Fairies Janet Turner
Chorus of Fairies Carol Vinall
Chorus Steve Alais
Chorus Peter Barnett
Chorus John Boult
Chorus Derek Dundas
Chorus Robert Hicks
Chorus Martin Last
Chorus Richard Matthaie
Chorus Ian Murray
Chorus Jeremy Newton
Chorus Roger Roseboom
Chorus Robert Salter
Chorus Alan Titchmarsh

Creative Team

Role Name
Producer Val Fardell
Musical Director Barry Knight
Designer David Casey
Stage Manager John Mitchell
Assistant Stage Manager Barbara McDowell
Assistant Godfrey Buckland
Wardrope Mistress Pauline Kendrick
Prompter Sally Knighton
Box Office Barbara Weedon
Assisted by Rosalind Mitchell

Show Date: May 1980

Venue: Richmond Theatre

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