Eastbourne G&S: Iolanthe

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Eastbourne G&S: Iolanthe

1st July, 2023 - 2nd July, 2023

£2 – £18

Gilbert & Sullivan’s


Fairies and Lords come head to head in this musical comedy with a fantastical twist.

Iolanthe is an exiled fairy, banished for 25 years by the fairy queen, for marrying a mortal – a crime under fairy law. Her half-fairy son, Strephon, is in love with Phyllis, but she is the ward of the Lord Chancellor. When Strephon becomes a member of Parliament, and the fairies infiltrate the House of Lords, the world of politics is thrown into disarray. Can the two sides be reconciled? Will Phyllis and Strephon find their happily ever after? What will be Iolanthe’s fate? Don’t miss this joyous, and still rather topical, political satire!


Praise for Eastbourne G&S:

“gleeful fun, glorious music and great character acting” Sussex Express on Ruddygore (2022)

“fresh and funny and full of great little touches.” Eastbourne Herald on The Pirates of Penzance (2021)


Full Price £18

Under 18s/Students £8 (Matinees £2)

Eastbourne G&S Patrons £15

To become an Eastbourne G&S Patron please visit https://www.eastbournegands.com/patrons

Group booking 10+ – please contact the Box Office

2:30PM – Saturday 1 July 2023

8:15PM – Saturday 1 July 2023

2:30PM – Sunday 2 July 2023

8:15PM – Sunday 2 July 2023


1st July, 2023
2nd July, 2023
£2 – £18
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Royal Hippodrome Theatre
106-114 Seaside Road
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3PF United Kingdom
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