Iolanthe

12 March - 11 April 2020


Marking 10 years of Charles Court Opera at the King’s Head Theatre, the ‘masters of Gilbert & Sullivan in small spaces’ return with an enchanting - and timely - production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s sharp satire of power, privilege and parliamentary democracy.

Directed by John Savournin, this witty and magical operetta tells a tale of forbidden love causing an absurdist fusion of two worlds - the magical fairies of Fairyland and a bamboozled House of Peers.

Featuring some of Sullivan’s most stunning music, including ‘Oh foolish fay’, ‘If you go in, you’re sure to win’ and what is popularly known as ‘The Nightmare Song,’ brought to life by Musical Director David Eaton, audiences can expect an evening of first class entertainment and riotous fun suitable for all ages. 

Praise for Charles Court Opera's previous Gilbert & Sullivan Productions:

★★★★★ 'An irresistible staging' - The Stage on H.M.S. Pinafore

★★★★★ 'From the opening explosion of energy this is a show that knows where it's heading, and that's to five-star heaven. Inventive on top of original wrapped in outrageous. This is the best fun you can have in a pub.' - What's On Stage on The Mikado

★★★★ 'The cast sings and acts with a winning blend of gusto and wit... perhaps the back room of a pub really is the best place to take your Gilbert & Sullivan.' - Evening Standard on The Mikado

★★★★ 'Charles Court Opera may do small scale operettas but never give small scale performances!' - Islington Gazette on Ruddigore