Book On-Line Tickets for DAEC NOW via this link! Box Office: (03) 8470 8280 Directed by Diana Burleigh
Musical Direction by Greg Hannan A spellbinding musical fantasy, Iolanthe is Gilbert & Sullivan at their sublime and satirical best, don’t miss this fable of fairies versus mortals. Beloved and beautiful, immortal Iolanthe has broken one of her fairy kingdom’s biggest rules – she fell in love with a human and was banished for marrying a mortal. Now twenty-five years later, these two worlds will collide as her son, Strephon (half fairy from the waist up, and mortal from the waist down), has rapturous plans to wed pretty Phyllis, a sweet voiced shepherdess and ward of the Lord Chancellor. Unfortunately, Strephon has a lot of competition from just about every peer in the House of Lords, including the Lord Chancellor himself! With class complications, mistaken identities, and not a little bit of supernatural shenanigans, will true love be enough to win out when party political lines are drawn?
CASTLord Chancellor - Ron Pidcock OAM Lord Mountararat - Alfred Anderson Lord Tolloller - Darren Rosenfeld Private Willis - Robin Halls Strephon - Andrew McGrail Fairy Queen - Alexandra Amerides Iolanthe - Nadia Migliardi Celia - Stephanie Morgan Leila - Rebecca Kmit Fleta - Elizabeth Rusli Phyllis - Phoebe Deklerk Chorus of Fairies - Judith Clark, Judy Hall, Gemma Hannan, Robyn Hannan, Joy Lukman, Susan Marshall, Mhairi Riddet, Kerrie Robbins, Heather Walters. Chorus of Peers - Derek Butler, Michael Hammelmann, Ben Klein, Ken Knight, Liam Marziano, Chris McInnis, Lou Monteret, Peter Spowart.
5th - 7th May 2017With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra 4 Performances Running time approx 2hrs 30mins Friday 5th May 8:00pm Saturday 6th May 2:00pm Saturday 6th May 8:00pm Sunday 7th May 3:00pm Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre Cnr Bell Street & St Georges Road, Preston VIC 3072 Tickets Adult: $39 Concession: $33 Student: $25 Child (Under 16): $20 Group 10+ $32 per ticket, per show Matinee: One free child when accompanied by full price adult Book On-Line Tickets NOW via this link! Box Office: (03) 8470 8280
DAEC Colouring and dress-up CompetitionsWe are thankful to Fairy Dance (Vic Market) - http://www.fairydance.com.au - for kindly sponsoring our colouring and fancy dress prizes!
Children attending the Matinee performances are invited to dress up, and also to download (eg: right-click, save-as), print out, and colour in this image:
All colouring competition entries for a given performance must be received before the start of that performance. Please remember to put your name on the back of your entry in case you win a prize.