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IOLANTHE - 3-7 December 2019

After our award nominated production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE last year we are looking for immortal feisty flirty festive fairies and topical pompous peers for our production of IOLANTHE.

 

Set in the Victorian era ... it's the night before Christmas and all of the fairies climb down from the Christmas trees, they plead with the Fairy Queen to release Iolanthe from her banishment for marrying a mortal and then proceed to wreak havoc, mayhem and mischief in the House of Lords!!  

 

Lots of fun to be had under the Direction of Juliette Coad and the experienced baton of Peter Blackwood.

 

Rehearsals are FRIDAYS for Chorus and some WEDNESDAYS for Principals.  A rehearsal schedule will be available.

 

LAUNCH EVENING is FRIDAY 26TH APRIL at 7.30pm come and find out more and sing along to the music.

 

FRIDAY 3RD MAY - FIRST SINGING REHEARSAL at 7.00pm

 

SETTING REHEARSALS START IN JULY.

 

WE BREAK DURING AUGUST AND RECONVENE IN SEPTEMBER

 

 

We are holding OPEN AUDITIONS in early June (more info to come). All parts are available and up for audition. But in particular;

THE FAIRIES playing age 18 to 30

CELIA - SOPRANO

LEILA - MEZZO

FLETA - ALTO

Plus Fairy singers and dancers (Some ballet training would be great but not essential)

 

IOLANTHE – MEZZO/ALTO - Playing age 20 - 30 Immortal Fairy married to a mortal and banished from fairyland.

 

FAIRY QUEEN - ALTO/MEZZO - Ruler of Fairyland. Playing age 30 upwards.

 

PHYLLIS - SOPRANO - Playing age 20's -   A mortal who is a ward of the chancellor and who is in love with Strephon.

 

STREPHON - TENOR/HIGH BARITONE - Playing age 20 - 30 - Son of IOLANTHE, so he is half a fairy, down to the waist!

But a mortal from the waist down!

 

Please see the links for a copy of the script and vocal score.   More information on audition material will follow.

 

Please register your interest, or if you have any questions please email Juliette jewelsc@hotmail.co.uk

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