About This Show

Considered by some to be the finest Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration, Iolanthe employs the improbable situations and hilarious paradoxes characteristic of the work of its authors. Twenty- five years after being banished from Fairyland for marrying a mortal, Iolanthe returns with a half- fairy, half-mortal grown son. When he falls in love with the ward of the Lord Chancellor, the British House of Lords is forced to confront a lovely group of fairies. Set in Edwardian England in 1910, the story pits suffragist fairies against the Peers of the Realm. In this version, the traditionally females roles (the fairies) are played by men, and the male Peers of the Realm are played by women.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 25, 2006 Final Performance: October 29, 2006

You Might Also Like

Hadestown

Performances begin: April 23, 2024

Come From Away

Performances begin: May 28, 2024

Queen of Versailles

Performances begin: July 16, 2024

Company

Performances begin: April 2, 2024

Les Miserables

Performances begin: August 13, 2024

Anthony Rapp’s Without You

Performances begin: April 2, 2024