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"Iolanthe" by Gilbert and Sullivan

22nd June 2019, 19:30 to 23rd June 2019, 21:30, St John's College Gardens, South Bailey Durham

Summer in the City
DOE presents "Iolanthe", a Gilbert and Sullivan classic, Will the lovers Phyllis and Strephon finally be together? Will the desperation of the House of Lords prevent their union? Or will the otherworld magic of the Fairy Queen cause chaos for all?
Over 50 students are involved in this production, performing in St John's College Garden. "Iolanthe" tells the story of Phyllis and Strephon, as they navigate the backward thinking House of Lords and the mischievous Fairy Queen and her brood of fairy followers, in order to be together.

With Sullivan's well known tunes such as "None Shall Part Us" and "The Nightmare Song", the production team have crafted Gilbert's cutting satire into a hilariously comical, all-singing, all-dancing, modern interpretation of the show.

Suitable for all ages, particularly as a first experience of opera.
Saturday 22nd June, 19.30
Sunday 23rd June, 15.30 and 19.30

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