Woodley Light Operatic Society presents IolantheBy Caroline Cook
November 09, 2010
A comedy featuring love, Lords and magical beings will be performed later this month. Caroline Cook is away with the fairies
A fairytale comedy filled with harmonies and absurdities is coming to the stage courtesy of a Woodley singing group.
The Woodley Light Operatic Society (WLOS) will be presenting a lively performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe later this month complete with colourful costumes and a generous helping of fairy magic.
The story, which takes a satirical look at the British political system, is based around a half-mortal, half-fairy who becomes entangled in a complex love triangle but still manages to gain a place in parliament thanks to the fairies.
The production is directed and choreographed by Jane Murphy and Claire Rowell, while Gemma Bagshaw works behind the scenes as musical director to create a harmonious feast for the audience.
- The WLOS will be performing at the Kenton Theatre in New Street, Henley, from Wednesday, November 24 to Saturday, November 27. Performances start at 7.45pm with a matinee on the Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Tickets are £13 and £14 with concessions available and can be bought by calling 0844 880 1846 or visiting www.woodleylightoperatic.ticketsource.co.uk.