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Tuesday Lunchtime Concert - Iolanthe Excerpts

Tuesday Lunchtime Concert - Iolanthe Excerpts

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  • Tue 20 Jun ’17, 12:15pm – 1:00pm


Old St Paul's, 34 Mulgrave St, Thorndon, Wellington Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Highlights from the Wellington season of Iolanthe brought to you by the producers of the 2015 Gondoliers and 2016 Merry Widow tours.

In Iolanthe, Parliament and the Judiciary are joyfully lampooned by Gilbert in this farcical Comic Opera with echoes of Yes, Prime Minister. It pokes fun at authority figures hopelessly compromised by romantic entanglement, public gaffes and the pressures of keeping up political appearances. Gilbert’s knowing digs at the pitfalls of power mine a rich vein of humour with universal appeal.

The work was produced by Gilbert and Sullivan at the height of their collaborative powers and Sullivan’s memorable music very aptly captures the mood of Gilbert’s text, from exuberant pomp and circumstance through comic patter to tender and fetching appeal. Musical numbers such as the Nightmare Song, Tarantara! and When Britain Really Ruled the Waves are legends.

Your koha is welcomed to defray expenses.

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