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Iolanthe

Iolanthe

London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4ES

Prices: £16.00 to 160.00

Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy, revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview. Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but as Phyllis is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself.

Matched by Sullivan’s ever-melodious score, Gilbert not only targets peers of the realm, but also offers thinly disguised portraits of Queen Victoria, John Brown (her personal servant and ‘close companion’), Lord Randolph Churchill (reformist Tory) and William Gladstone (Liberal PM of the day).

Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors) directs a production that embraces the chaotic physical comedy and irreverence that are his hallmarks. Outstanding young mezzo-soprano and ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price leads a cast of ENO 

Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage.

No food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.


How to get London Coliseum?

Tube Station

Piccadilly, Northern

(3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Rail Station

Charing Cross

Bus Routes

24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551

Parking

Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)

Congestion Zone

yes

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Performance Details

Booking From Tue, 22-May-2018
Booking Until Sat, 07-Apr-2018
Running Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Age Restriction

Age Suitability: No Children Under 5 years. 

Seating Plan

London Coliseum Seating Plan