The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tasmania proudly present an all new production of IOLANTHE (or 'The Peer and the Peri), to be performed at the Playhouse Theatre from May 21st - 30th. Tickets Available NOW from www.centertainment.com.au (6234 5998) or purchase in person at 53 Elizabeth Mall, Hobart
IOLANTHE ("eye-oh-LAN-thee") is a topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords - a political fairy tale that only Gilbert and Sullivan could conceive.
After Iolanthe, a fairy, commits the capital offence of marrying a mortal she is banished from Fairyland for life. She gives birth to their son, Strephon, who, as a result, is half mortal half fairy. After the Queen of the Fairies, who is fond of Iolanthe, agrees to pardon her, Iolanthe announces that Strephon will soon be married to Phyllis, an Arcadian shepherdess.
Problems occur when it turns out that every member of the House of Lords is also in love with Phyllis. The Lords and Phyllis happen upon a meeting between Strephon and his mother (who still looks seventeen) and the Lords convince Phyllis that Strephon is being unfaithful.
The fairies punish the Lords by sending Strephon to Parliament and casting a spell that makes all the peers pass any bill that Strephon wants...
Dates and Times:
Thursday May 21 at 7..30pm
Friday May 22 at 7.30pm
Saturday May 23 at 2.00pm (Matinee)
Saturday May 23 at 7.30m
Thursday May 28 at 7..30pm
Friday May 29 at 7.30pm
Saturday May 30 at 2.00pm (Matinee)
Saturday May 30 at 7.30m
Groups (10+) $39.00
G&S Members $39.00
MAKE MAY MARVELLOUS FOR MUM!
A ticket to the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tasmania's production of Iolanthe is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Take advantage of our special Mother's Day Gift Offer and automatically receive the concession price when you buy two or more tickets to either the Friday 22nd May 8pm or Saturday 23rd May 2pm performances. She'll love it!
Use the 'SPECIAL' buyer type to access this deal. (Note:$39 tickets still available for Groups of 10+ and G&S Members for these two performances).