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Iolanthe (1982)

TV Movie  -  Comedy | Musical
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Strephon, a shepherd (the son of a Fairy, Iolanthe, and a mortal), is in love with Phyllis, a shepherdess. He wants to marry her, but, although Phyllis also loves Strephon, she has a ... See full summary »

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Derek Hammond-Stroud ...
The Lord Chancellor
Beverley Mills ...
Iolanthe
Anne Collins ...
Queen of the Faries
Alexander Oliver ...
Strephon
Kate Flowers ...
Phyllis
Thomas Hemsley ...
Earl of Mountararat
David Hillman ...
Earl Tolloller
Pamela Field ...
Leila
Sandra Dugdale ...
Celia
Richard Van Allan ...
Pvt. Willis
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Strephon, a shepherd (the son of a Fairy, Iolanthe, and a mortal), is in love with Phyllis, a shepherdess. He wants to marry her, but, although Phyllis also loves Strephon, she has a dilemma - she is so beautiful that all of the House of Lords, as well as her guardian, the Lord Chancellor, are also desirous of marrying her. There are many complications - including the peers being threatened by the Fairies - before a happy conclusion is reached by all. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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Very enjoyable
6 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This production of Iolanthe was one of a series produced by the same people.

I liked it a lot, despite the use of some "special effects" that are supposed to be magical and fairy-like and which look, after 25 years, rather dated. This is probably because of the lively performances of the leading members of the cast.

The first-act finale was great, and the nightmare song in the second act was handled in an interesting way that worked pretty well. However, "If you go in," the famous trio that follows it, looked awkward. At least until they all got going and the joy of the music outweighed the strange staging.

All in all, it was a very entertaining performance.


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