Tues 3rd – Sat 7th November 2020
Erdington Operatic Society has chosen this show for its 2020 production. The multi-award winning Society has been presenting shows in the local area since it was formed 1958 and is the leading exponent of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan in the region.
Iolanthe is a hilarious satirical fantasy operetta from the minds of Gilbert & Sullivan. Phyllis and Strephon wish to be married, however, as Phyllis is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s blessing. The Lord Chancellor though, wants her for himself.
Featuring a melodious score and typically brilliant wit, Iolanthe not only targets peers of the realm and the British system of government but also offers thinly disguised portraits of Queen Victoria and William Gladstone (Liberal PM at the time it was first performed).