IOLANTHE

24 - 27 April 2019

IolantheArt

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.

To watch the video for the dance steps please click here My apologies for missing the first couple of bars! Tom is singing the words in the hope that the men will learn them with the dance steps!

To download the video made at the rehearsal on Sunday 16th December please click here. Be warned it is a large file and may take some time to download but once you have saved it you will be able to study it asw often as you like.

Please note revised rehearsal schedule below:

Day Date Location Room Start End Comment and Who called
Tue 08-Jan-19 SL Barn 19:30 22:00 Phyllis
Wed 09-Jan-19 WPH Hall 20:00 22:00 Katie Galley
Tue 15-Jan-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00 All Fairies
Wed 16-Jan-19 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 Full Call Finale Act I
Sun 20-Jan-19 SL Barn 10:00 17:00 Full Call
Tue 22-Jan-19 SL Barn 19:30 23:00 Fairies
Wed 23-Jan-19 SL Hall 4 20:15 22:15 Peers
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

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!?

Cast:-

Lord Chancellor Stewart Adkins
Private Willis Ron Howe
Lord Tolloller Alex Moore
Lord Mountararat Richard Herring
Strephon Michael Watling
Iolanthe Aimee Hart
Phyllis Amy Buchanan
Queen of the Fairies Rhianna Howard
Fairies with singing solos Katie Galley
Emma Loring
Fairies with dialogue Katie Galley
Emma Loring
Anita Goold
Tracy Hackett
Louisa Turnbull
Fairy Chorus Katie Galley
Emma Loring
Anita Goold
Tracy Hackett
Louisa Turnbull
Kay Hunt
Rosie Clark
Male Chorus Simon Rothman
Matt Waldie
Tim Sheppard
Gary Rolph