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Iolanthe 1884Mr R D'Oyly Carte's Opera Company

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When Iolanthe went out on tour, a notable feature of this cast was the presence of Alice Barnett in the dominating role of Fairy Queen. This was the first instance when the creator of a major part in London had then been seen elsewhere. In Barnett's case, this was because of an extensive period of illness. Her position in the London cast was taken by her cover, Rosina Brandram, who quickly attained star status. Brandram created the contralto parts in all the subsequent G & S works. When she recovered her health, Alice Barnett was unable to get her old job back.

Cast from The Comet in the Lamb Collection of Dundee City Library.

Further Scottish dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Leila a Fairy

Miss M Levison

Celia a Fairy

Geraldine St Maur

Fleta a Fairy

Emma Gwynne

Queen of the Fairies

Alice Barnett

Iolanthe a Fairy, Strephon's Mother

Haidee Crofton

Strephon an Arcadian Shepherd

Hervet d' Egville

Phyllis an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery

Marion Grahame

Lord Chancellor

John Wilkinson

Earl of Mountararat

Mr W T Hemsley

Earl Tolloller

James Sydney

Private Willis B Company, 1st Grenadier Guards

George Marler

Production Cast


George Arnold

Performance DatesIolanthe 1884

Map List

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

24 Mar, 19.30 25 Mar, 19.30 26 Mar, 19.30 27 Mar, 19.30 28 Mar, 19.30 29 Mar, 19.00

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