"Iolanthe" was first performed at the Savoy Theatre on the 25th November 1882 and was the first Gilbert & Sullivan opera to have its premiere at the theatre.
Right up to the final run through of the on the eve of opening night, both the opera and the character now known as Iolanthe were called Perola. This was an attempt to prevent pirated performances of the opera taking place such had happened with their earlier works.
Producer/Director : David Fletcher
Musical Director : David Wilkinson
|The Lord Chancellor:||Keith Horner|
|Earl of Mountararat:||Robert Thurman|
|Earl Tolloller:||Jim Cooper|
(of the Grenadier Guards)
(an Arcadian Sheperd)
|Queen of the Fairies:||Pamela Brookes|
(a Fairy, Strephon's Mother)
(An Arcadian Shepherdess & Ward of Chancery)
|Lord Chancellor's Attendants:||Claire Brooke|