A huge well done and thank you to all who auditioned and thanks to Susy our reader and David our pianist. The panel was so pleased to see your enthusiasm and commitment to their version of Iolanthe. As ever the standard was high and it although it was not possible to cast all the parts we now have a full cast as detailed below. Congratulations to those cast.
|Day||Date||Location||Room||Start||End||Comment and Who called|
|Wed||16-Jan-19||SL||Hall 4||20:15||22:15||Full Call Finale Act I|
|Wed||20-Feb-19||SL||Hall 4||20:15||22:15||WPH not available|
|Wed||27-Feb-19||SL||Hall 4||20:15||22:15||WPH not available|
|Sun||17-Mar-19||SL||Barn||10:00||17:00||WPH not available|
|Wed||20-Mar-19||SL||Hall 4||20:15||22:15||WPH not available|
|Wed||10-Apr-19||SL||Hall 4||20:15||22:15||WPH not available|
|Fri||12-Apr-18||SL||Barn||19:30||22:00||Costume Call & Tech?; WPH NOT AVAILABLE|
|Sat||13-Apr-19||SL||Barn||10:00||17:00||WPH not available; MUST be out by 17:00|
|Sun||14-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||10:00||17:00||* Tech & Dress rehearsal *|
|Sat||20-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Seating & Tech? May not need|
|Mon||22-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Easter Monday; evening raised seating tbc?|
|Tue||23-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Dress rehearsal ( & Seating?)|
|Wed||24-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Show : Iolanthe|
|Thu||25-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Show : Iolanthe|
|Fri||26-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Show : Iolanthe|
|Sat||27-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Show : Iolanthe|
|Sun||28-Apr-19||WPH||Hall||09:00||23:00||Seating Down & Clear|
|Wed||01-May-19||WPH||Hall||19:30||22:00||Open Evening - Sister Act|
At the Open Evening on Wednesday 31st October, Thomas Duchan, our Director and Musical Director for Iolanthe outlined this new take on a G&S classic which is set against the dated and dreary Arcadia Club, home to the peers and their boss, the head honcho, the big cheese - the Lord Chancellor.
Iolanthe, a fairy, has been banished from her girlfriends because she married a mortal. The Fairy Queen is persuaded to pardon Iolanthe and so the fairies learn of her son Strephon, who tells his newfound aunts of his sorry situation. Strephon, a bartender at the Arcadia club, fancies the apron off waitress Phyllis - but then again who doesn’t!? The peers certainly do! The only problem? His boss, the Lord Chancellor who has a mind to take Phyllis for himself. He dismisses Strephon’s wish to marry Phyllis and also his attempts of moving the Arcadia club into the 21st century with cocktails and chrome! But Strephon is Phyllis’ guy, that is until Phyllis sees Strephon with Iolanthe - whose makeup is ‘on fleek’*. Phyllis gets jealous and decides to teach her man a lesson. The ensuing confusion leads to great hilarity and drama between the fairies and the peers, all of whom fight for power in this story of love, loss and … well, cocktails!
* Perfect. A phrase used by those intent on decimating the English language by making up their own words. Who do they think they are - Shakespeare!?
|Lord Chancellor||Stewart Adkins|
|Private Willis||Ron Howe|
|Lord Tolloller||Alex Moore|
|Lord Mountararat||Richard Herring|
|Queen of the Fairies||Rhianna Howard|
|Fairies with singing solos||Katie Galley|
|Fairies with dialogue||Katie Galley|
|Fairy Chorus||Katie Galley|
|Male Chorus||Simon Rothman|