Iolanthe (Special) (1984)

In 1981 the Stratford Festival began a series of innovative Gilbert & Sullivan productions directed by Brian Macdonald with musical direction by Carriere, culminating in the productions of The Mikado, Iolanthe, and The Gondoliers in 1984. The Mikado toured to Britain and New York to favourable reviews. These productions were broadcast by the CBC TV (produced and directed by Norman Campbell), and subsequently released on video by Home Vision.

Cast:
Maureen Forrester....Queen of the Fairies/The Diva
Eric Donkin....Lord Chancellor
Marie Baron....Phyllis
Paul Massel....Strephon
Katharina Megli....Iolanthe
Stephen Beamish....Earl of Mountararat
Douglas Chamberlain....Earl Tolloller
Avo Kittask....Pvt. Willis
Allison Grant....Celia
Karen Skidmore....Leila
Karen Wood....Babs
Larry Herbert....Charlie, a Stage Hand
David MacMurray Smith....Cornelius, a Stage Hand
Kelly Robinson....Wilbur, a Stage Hand
Gwynyth Walsh....Phoebe, the Wardrobe Mistress
Jim White....Angus, a Stage Hand


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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