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Iolanthe (1984)

25 years previous to the action of the movie, Iolanthe, a fairy, falls in love with the Lord Chancellor. Fairy law states that Iolanthe must die because of it but the Queen of the Faries ... See full summary »

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W.S. Gilbert (libretto) (as William S. Gilbert), John Banks (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Maureen Forrester Maureen Forrester ... Queen of the Fairies / The Diva
Eric Donkin Eric Donkin ... The Lord Chancellor
Marie Baron Marie Baron ... Phyllis
Paul Massel Paul Massel ... Strephon
Katharina Megli Katharina Megli ... Iolanthe
Stephen Beamish Stephen Beamish ... Earl of Mountararat
Douglas Chamberlain Douglas Chamberlain ... Earl Tolloller
Avo Kittask Avo Kittask ... Pvt. Willis
Allison Grant Allison Grant ... Celia
Karen Skidmore ... Leila
Karen Wood Karen Wood ... Babs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Herbert Larry Herbert ... Charlie, a Stage Hand
David MacMurray Smith David MacMurray Smith ... Cornelius, a Stage Hand
Kelly Robinson Kelly Robinson ... Wilbur, a Stage Hand
Gwynyth Walsh ... Phoebe, the Wardrobe Mistress
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25 years previous to the action of the movie, Iolanthe, a fairy, falls in love with the Lord Chancellor. Fairy law states that Iolanthe must die because of it but the Queen of the Faries commutes her sentence to banishment. Iolanthe gives birth to a son, Strephon, who is half a fairy and half a mortal. He falls in love with Phyllis, a ward in chancery who has attracted the affections of the House of Lords and the Lord Chancellor himself. The Lord Chancellor has forbid Strephon to marry Phyllis. However, when the Fairy Queen pardons Iolanthe and promises Strephon her protection, trouble and hilarity ensues!

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Canada

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English

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada

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The Best Gilbert & Sullivan
4 January 2001 | by jaiken007See all my reviews

The Canadian Stratford Company prove themselves to be the masters of operetta. This stylish and wonderfully updated production is everything a Savoyard could hope for and more. Not only is the singing marvelous, the use of dance and prestidigitation add a nice touch. The deceptively simple set is packed in a single crate and the a vista set changes are performed to the overture. There is not a single flaw in this this show, which happens to be my favorite G & S. One caution: I rented the tape and had to buy a copy for my home library. I wore the tape out and now, thankfully, it's been released on DVD so the fun continues.


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