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Formerly known as Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre


Gilbert & Sullivan’s


Cambridgeshire Light Opera Group - Iolanthe Poster
Cambridgeshire Light Opera Group - Iolanthe Poster

19-22 June 2024

Gardiner Memorial Hall,
Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HD

Show Dates

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 7:30 PM

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 7:30 PM

Friday, 21 June 2024, 7:30 PM

Saturday, 22 June 2024, 2:30 PM

Saturday, 22 June 2024, 7:30 PM

Cambridgeshire Light Opera Group - Iolanthe Poster

19 June - 22 June 2024

Gardiner Memorial Hall

Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HD

Iolanthe, a fairy, commits the ultimate crime by marrying a mortal and is banished from fairyland. 25 years later, and her illicit half-human, half-fairy son (a fairy from the waist upwards) now wishes to marry a mortal – but it's a crime against fairy law. Having fallen foul of this law herself - Iolanthe sets out to help her son, and obtain a pardon for herself from the fairy queen.

Strephon loves Phyllis, a ward of the Lord Chancellor who is not keen on the young lovers proposed marriage. Chaos ensues - driven by misunderstandings, snobbery, misdirected jealousy, a bit of romance, and a healthy satirical dose of poking fun at the law, parliament and the establishment, including a fairy takeover of the House of Lords.

All ends happily, as always - with Lords and Fairies, Peers and Peris, united.

Auditions Dates & Venue

2nd March 2024
11:00-12:00 & 13:00-14:00

3rd March 2024
11:00-12:00 & 13:00-14:00

Swaffham Bulbeck School Hall
84 High St, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge CB25 0LX

Iolanthe Audition Pack 2024

There are no auditions for chorus/ensemble - but please let us know if you are interested in joining the production and what vocal part you usually sing.

Please complete this very short survey by Sunday 25th February to tell us if you would like to audition for a principal part, or join the chorus..

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