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King Gama
Neil Howlett ...
King Hildebrand
Laurence Dale ...
Prince Hilarion, King Hildebrand's Son
Bernard Dickerson ...
Cyril, Hilarion's friend
Richard Jackson ...
Florian, Hilarion's friend
Nan Christie ...
Princess Ida, King Gama's Daughter
Anne Collins ...
Tano Rea ...
Arac, King Gama's Son
Peter Savidge ...
Guron, King Gama's Son
Christopher Booth-Jones ...
Scynthius, King Gama's Son
Josephine Gordon ...
Lady Psyche, Professor of Humanities
Claire Powell ...
Melissa, Lady Blanche's Daughter
Jenny Wren ...
Sacharissa, Girl Graduate
Elise McDougall ...
Chloe, Girl Graduate
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Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion were betrothed when the Prince was two years old and the Princess just one year old. Twenty years have now passed, and the time has come for Hilarion to claim his bride. The Princess, however, has other ideas. She has set up a women's-only University - and men are not allowed. Hilarion and his friends, Cyril and Florian, disguise themselves as women to gain entrance to the University. All goes well until Cyril's unmaidenly conduct compromises their disguise - and reveals the three friends as intruding men. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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Melissa, in the morning, has shorter hair, but by lunchtime her hair has grown quite a lot. See more »

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Prince Hilarion, King Hildebrand's Son: [singing] Come Cyril, Florian! Our course is plain! Tomorrow morn, fair Ida we'll engage. But we will use no force her love to gain. Nature, nature has armed us for the war we wage!
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Top-flight G&S!
9 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Although he doesn't quite deserve to be indulged with so many close-ups by director Dave Heather, Frank Gorshin is more than adequate as King Gama. Fortunately, the role, though showy and rounded out with a couple of great patter songs, is actually rather small and Mr Gorshin manages not to out-stay his welcome. The rest of the players are made up of seasoned Gilbert and Sullivan veterans. All are more than equal to their tasks, though it's Josephine Gordon who walks away with the acting honors. Admittedly, she does supreme justice to the play's best song (directed and staged in a most agreeably imaginative manner it is too!): "A Lady fair, of lineage high, Was loved by an Ape in the days gone by. The Maid was radiant as the sun, The Ape was a most unsightly one!" With its extremely clever lyrics and catchy tune, this little aria ranks as one of the team's Top Ten, in my opinion.


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