2017 Iolanthe

fairies arriving.......

chorus of fairies and their Queen....

Leila......

celia..... in all ways....

news is spread about Iolanthe......

it can be quite fun being a fairy!

Iolanthe from 25 years of darkness.....

she seems very popular from her reception.....

Iolanthe with her son Strephon.......

she is of course pardonned by the queen.......

Strephon, who is half a fairy, has a girl-friend called Phyllis.......

Finally the men arrive in their robes, all members of the House of Peers....

 

very much part of the scene in London.

the Lord chancellor duly arrives.......

lords tololler and mountararat show their elegance to phyllis......

other lords pass their judgment.....

strephon requires the help of his mother....

Tolloller and mountararat are not happy about the way things are turning out.........

phyllis is still not happy with their attentions....

the fairies come to help the matter.....

the important people are still not happy.......

finale to Act 1......

 

opening chorus to act 2 with private willis as the sentry.........

chorus for "when britain really ruled the waves....."

 

"Oh, foolish fay," the queen and the fairies.......

phyllis is still being pursued by the lords......

the lord chancellor after a hard night's singing.......

there is still hope for these people, "if you go in......"

strephon is though still in pursuit of phyllis......

fortunately the fairies rule-book has to changed to allow them to marry mortals....

the fairy queen finally gets her man........

and everything turns out well in the end.