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Iolanthe 1967D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The 1967 autumn tour by D'Oyly Carte opened on Monday 2 October for two weeks at the Glasgow Alhambra, followed by one week, probably in Aberdeen (to be confirmed), then three weeks at the King's Edinburgh. The Glasgow schedule was:

Week commencing 2 October: Mon Mikado: Tue Iolanthe; Wed mat & eve Trial & Pinafore; Thu Ruddigore; Fri Yeomen of the Guard; Sat mat and eve Mikado.

Week commencing 9 October: Mon Ruddigore; Tue Mikado; Wed mat & eve Cox and Box & Pirates of Penzance; Thu Yeomen of the Guard; Fri Patience; Sat mat & eve Iolanthe.

In the three week Edinburgh visit, starting on 23 October, the most frequently performed piece was, inevitably, The Mikado (6 performances), followed by Iolanthe (4), Yeomen (4), Trial / Pinafore (3), Cox & Box / Pirates (3), Patience (2), Ruddigore (2).

No actual cast list for Iolanthe has yet come to light, but the season's programme notes allow some roles to be allocated.

Performance Cast

Queen of the Fairies

Christene Palmer

Iolanthe a Fairy, Strephon's Mother

Peggy Ann Jones

Strephon an Arcadian Shepherd

Thomas Lawlor

Phyllis an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery

Susan Jackson

Earl of Mountararat

Donald Adams

Earl Tolloller

Ralph Mason

Lord Chancellor

John Reed

Private Willis B Company, 1st Grenadier Guards

Kenneth Sandford

Performance DatesIolanthe 1967

Map List

Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

3 Oct, 19.30 14 Oct, 14.30 14 Oct, 19.30

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