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Iolanthe 1935D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The Edinburgh leg of the autumn 1935 D'Oyly Carte tour lasted for three weeks, commencing Monday 28 October.

The cast taken from our programme for 30 October includes several long-standing stars of the company, including Darrell Fancourt, Sydney Granville and Leslie Rands. Martyn Green had not long taken over the roles inhabited for decades by Sir Henry Lytton. There is also an early appearance by a young singer, using the name Drummond Grant, who would, in the fifties, be the company's leading contralto.

Performance Cast

Celia a Fairy

Ann Drummond-Grant

Leila a Fairy

Kathleen Parkhurst

Fleta a Fairy

Kathleen Naylor

Queen of the Fairies

Dorothy Gill

Iolanthe a Fairy, Strephon's Mother

Marjorie Eyre

Strephon an Arcadian Shepherd

Leslie Rands

Phyllis an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery

Doreen Denny

Earl of Mountararat

Darrell Fancourt

Earl Tolloller

John Dean

Lord Chancellor

Martyn Green

Private Willis B Company, 1st Grenadier Guards

Sydney Granville

Performance DatesIolanthe 1935

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

30 Oct, 19.45 15 Nov, 19.45

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