Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by Sir William Gilbert. The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Tasmania. Playhouse Theatre, Hobart. Director: Robet Manion. 21 – 30 May 2015
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Tasmania presented Iolanthe, in a “pared back”, but high standard, entertaining production, which could be used as an introductory G&S for newcomers to the genre. Staunch G&S buffs may need bigger, fuller casts and ensembles and the full-blown G&S operetta/light opera experience to get their fix, but the whimsical, fast, jolly production, under the tight direction of Robert Manion, was just the ticket for this theatre-goer.