Iolanthe is a comic satire on Westminster politicians by the most famous theatrical duo of all time, Gilbert & Sullivan. Suitably at this time of Parliamentary chaos, Marton Operatic Society are presenting the show later this month at Thornton Little Theatre and once again are delighted to be helping to support the RNLI. Stage direction is in the hands of a new young team, director Amy Hardy and choreographer Becky Dyson, who have put together an energetic show with one or two novel twists. The high and mighty House of Peers (and Peeresses!) is lampooned by putting them in Arcadia and having them all fall in love with Phyllis, a shepherdess. But they have reckoned without the Fairies, who soon take charge of things. In a nod to the original opening of the show in the 1880s, there will be “fairy lights” on stage. All of Sullivan’s marvellous music will be heard from an invited orchestra under the able direction of Peter Ledder. The stage company is all ages, including several under 16s
The show is on from Wednesday 23 October to Friday 25 October starting 7.30 pm with a Saturday Matinee at 2.30 pm 26 October.
Tickets are £13.50 for adults and £5 for children.
Thornton Little Theatre.
Fleetwood Road North Lancashire FY5 3SZ
Wed 23 Oct, Sat 26 Oct