IOLANTHE

24 - 27 April 2019

IolantheArt

Please see below for details of the venues for pre-audition rehearsals, auditions and rehearsals through to the show in April. Rehearsals are either at WPH or Spring Lodge Community Centre 19.30-22.00 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Chorus will not be needed for most Tuesdays.

If you wish to audition for a part in Iolanthe please download and complete an audition form and return to Paul Goddard by 14th November or not later than 16th November by email.

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!?

Main roles:

Phyllis, soprano, Iolanthe – alto, Celia – soprano, Leila – mezzo soprano,

Strephon – baritone, Lord Tololler – tenor, Lord Mountarrarat – baritone, Lord Chancellor – baritone, Willis – bass.

Click here for dialogue audition pieces

Click here for Iolanthe Full Audition Pack (Music)

Iolanthe Full Audition Pack includes music audition pieces for all characters and chorus

Click here for video of chorus movement audition steps

Click here for a Dropbox link for videos of Fairy's dance speps

Rehearsal Bookings for Iolanthe

Day Date Location Room Start End Comment
Wed 31-Oct-18 WPH Hall 19:30 22:00 Open Evening for Iolanthe
Tue 06-Nov-18 SL Barn 19:30 22:00 Pre-audition 1
Wed 07-Nov-18 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 Pre-Audition 2; WPH not available
Tue 13-Nov-18 SL Barn 19:30 22:00 Pre-audition 3
Wed 14-Nov-18 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00 Pre-audition 4 & Early Auditions.
Sun 18-Nov-18 SL Barn 10:00 17:00 Iolanthe Auditions
Tue 20-Nov-18 SL Barn 19:30 22:00 1st rehearsal
Wed 21-Nov-18 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15
Tue 27-Nov-18 SL Barn 19:30 22:00
Wed 28-Nov-18 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Tue 04-Dec-18 SL Barn 19:30 22:00
Wed 05-Dec-18 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Tue 11-Dec-18 SL Barn 19:30 22:00
Wed 12-Dec-18 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Sun 16-Dec-18 WPH Hall 10:00 17:00
Tue 18-Dec-18 SL Barn 19:30 22:00
Wed 19-Dec-18 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Tue 08-Jan-19 SL Barn 19:30 22:00
Wed 09-Jan-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Tue 15-Jan-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 16-Jan-19 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Sun 20-Jan-19 SL Barn 10:00 17:00 WPH not available
Tue 22-Jan-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 23-Jan-19 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Tue 29-Jan-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 30-Jan-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Tue 05-Feb-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 06-Feb-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Tue 12-Feb-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 13-Feb-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Tue 19-Feb-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 20-Feb-19 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Tue 26-Feb-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 27-Feb-19 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Tue 05-Mar-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 06-Mar-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Tue 12-Mar-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 13-Mar-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Sun 17-Mar-19 SL Barn 10:00 17:00 WPH not available
Tue 19-Mar-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00
Wed 20-Mar-19 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 WPH not available
Tue 26-Mar-19 SL Barn 19:30 22:00
Wed 27-Mar-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Wed 03-Apr-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00
Sun 07-Apr-19 WPH Hall 10:00 17:00
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 *
Tue 16-Apr-19 WPH Hall 19:30 22:00
Wed 17-Apr-19 WPH Hall 19:30 22:00
Fri 19-Apr-19 WPH Hall 09:00 23:00 Good Friday
Sat 20-Apr-19 WPH Hall 09:00 23:00 Seating & Tech? May not need
Sun 21-Apr-19 WPH Hall 09:00 23:00 Easter Sunday
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