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Did You Know?

  • The Society's 52nd Gilbert & Sullivan production and the sixth time for "Iolanthe". We welcomed Ian Abbott, who joined us for the first time as Musical Director. Ian went on to fulfil this role for the following 2 years.

    The production was dedicated to the memory of Allan Haigh who sadly passed away this year. Allan was a leading light in the society, taking a number of principal parts over many years, more often than not in one of the comedic roles.

  • From Gilbert's Bab Ballads:

    Gilbert's Bab Ballads - The Susceptible Chancellor
    "The Susceptible Chancellor"
  • Take a look at our previous productions of "Iolanthe".

    2023 2011 2001 1992 1983 1972 1960, 1950.

Iolanthe (2001)

Producer/Director : Graham Weston
Musical Director : Ian Abbott


The Lord Chancellor: Malcolm Parkinson
Earl of Mountararat: Robert Thurman
Earl Tolloller: Ian Townend
Private Willis :
(of the Grenadier Guards)
Lyndon Wilkinson
Strephon :
(an Arcadian Sheperd)
Michael Hawley
Queen of the Fairies: Pamela Thorne
Iolanthe :
(a Fairy, Strephon's Mother)
Stephanie Roe
-- Fairies --
Celia : Tracey Barker
Leila : Rachel George
Fleta: Catherine Roberts
Phyllis :
(An Arcadian Shepherdess & Ward of Chancery)
Carol Parkinson
Chorus of Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Barons and Fairies:

John Berry, Ian Castle, Paul Child, John Foster, David Hall, Lyndsay Hanson, Margaret Hanson, David Hirst, Keith Horner, Gill Leverton, Sue Ralph, Lyndsay Ripley, Martin Ripley, Sally Roberts, Caroline Roberts, Alison Sowerby, Chris Sowerby, Debbie Stringer, Kathryn Thurman & Dorothy Whitworth

Kirsty Lees, Frances Whitworth & Sophie Whitworth
David Thompson
"Iolanthe" in pictures