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Iolanthe 1918D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The autumn 1918 tour of the D'Oyly Carte company included a four-week trip north of the central belt, with an identical programme in Aberdeen followed by Dundee. Iolanthe had the Monday evening and the Saturday matinee in the first week.

The highly-regarded young Australian tenor Edward McKeown had been on good form in Aberdeen and for the first two nights in Dundee. Thereafter he was one of the company who fell a victim to the prevailing influenza epidemic, and withdrew. Who sang Tolloller at the final matinee is to be established.

Edinburgh and Glasgow performances to be established.

The repertoire for the two visits to Aberdeen and Dundee was as follows:

First week: Mon Iolanthe; Tue Yeomen; Wed Gondoliers; Thu Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore; Fri Princess Ida; Sat mat Iolanthe; Sat eve Mikado.

Second week: Mon Mikado; Tue Patience; Wed Trial by Jury & Sorcerer; Thu Mikado; Fri Yeomen; Sat mat Pieates; Sat eve Gondoliers.

This cast is as reported in the Dundee Advertiser and Dundee Courier & Argus, for the Monday 21 October.

Performance Cast

Celia a Fairy

Elsie Coram

Leila a Fairy

Ella Quartly

Fleta a Fairy

Kitty Twinn

Queen of the Fairies

Bertha Lewis

Iolanthe a Fairy, Strephon's Mother

Catherine Ferguson

Strephon an Arcadian Shepherd

Leo Sheffield

Phyllis an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery

Helen Gilliland

Earl of Mountararat

Frederick Hobbs

Earl Tolloller

Edward McKeown

Lord Chancellor

Henry Lytton

Private Willis B Company, 1st Grenadier Guards

Frank Wilson

Performance DatesIolanthe 1918

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

7 Oct, 19.30 12 Oct, 14.15

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

21 Oct, 19.30 26 Oct, 14.15

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