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Iolanthe 1914D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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A Tour at the Outbreak of War (7 August 1914)

This Scottish tour began with a week in Edinburgh from 3 August, followed by two weeks in Glasgow from 10 August. A week in Aberdeen followed, starting  24 August. The Dundee week commencing Monday 31 August was the final leg. As usual the main D'Oyly Carte touring company had visited the four cities with commercially successful results. Clearly, with war breaking out during the course of the tour, it would be expected that audiences were in need of cheering up.

Iolanthe was performed at the Saturday matinee at the end of the visit, and in this case the end of an eventful tour that had seen the outbreak of war. It was never likely that critics would attend.

Dates for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to be confirmed.


The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's Scottish Tour - 1914

The operas performed were:  Patience;  Iolanthe Princess Ida;  The Mikado;  The Yeomen of the Guard;  The Gondoliers.

The repertoire for the week was:

Dundee, w/c 31 August:   Mon 31 The Gondoliers;  Tue 1 Sep The Mikado;  Wed 2 Patience,  Thu 3 Princess Ida;  Fri 4 The Yeomen of the Guard;  Sat 5 mat Iolanthe;   Sat 6 eve The Mikado.

The cast is as reviewed in the Dundee Advertiser.

Production Cast


Walter Hann (Sep 5 m)

Performance DatesIolanthe 1914

Map List

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

5 Sep, 14.00

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