• Phyllis investigates
    Phyllis investigates

    Phyllis (Annie Tatnall) peers around to see the lords in their full glory!

  • Lordly Ways
    Lordly Ways

    Lord Bath (Shaun Dodimead), David Tatnall, Mountarrat (Matt "Boris" Sturgeon), Tim Case, Tololler (Dan Hickson) and The Lord Chanceller (Adrian Hickford) are awaiting a train

  • Fairy odd business
    Fairy odd business

    The Fairy Queens group of loyal fairy assistants (Natalie Thorn and Annie Tatnall) debate the finer points of fairy life

  • Lordly Delights
    Lordly Delights

    The Lord Chancellor (Adrian Hickford) demonstrates a liking for Iolanthe (Lisa Axworthy)

  • Lazy Days
    Lazy Days

    Strephon (Tim Case) and Phyllis (Annie Tatnall) sing that song they sing together. You know, that one...

  • He gives me the willis!

    Private Willis (David Tatnall) demonstrates his listening skills whilst being distracted by the Fairy Queen (Anne Croudass)

  • Phyllis don't like us much
    Phyllis don't like us much

    Phyllis (Annie Tatnall) rejects the attentions of the lords...

Daily Echo Review - Iolanthe 2011

Director David Tatnall pulled together a team of considerable talent from local societies for this company's innagural show, with Gilbert and Sullivan's script given a satirical update that cast and audience enjoyed equally.

Lisa Axworthy was a confident lead as Iolanthe, banished after marrying a mortal, but recalled after the fairies pleaded with the Fairy Queen (the feisty Anne Croudass) who, herself, came to appreciate the attraction of mortal man (Tatnall as Private Willis).

Adrian Hickford turned in a stellar performance as the teddy-cuddling Lord Chancellor, with Matt Sturgeon as hilarious Boris Johnson-parody Lord Mountararat. Annie Masters (Phyllis) and Tim Case (Strephon) were confident performers along with Katherine Evans, who enhanced her growing reputation as Celia.

Vicky Wilson, Natalie Thorn, Alina Feodorova (fairies) and Daniel Hickson and Shaun Dodimead (Lords Tolloller and Bath) all derserve a mention and Hilary Green led first-rate musical accompaniment to this entertaining evening.

Alan Johns

Iolanthe 2011 Cast List

“Whatever our fate, let's play our parts”

The Lord Chancellor - Adrian Hickford 

Lord Mountararat - Matt Sturgeon

Lord Tolloller - Daniel Hickson

Strephon - Tim Case

Private Willis - David Tatnall

Lord Bath - Shaun Dodimead

The Fairy Queen - Anne Croudass 

Iolanthe - Lisa Axworthy

Celia - Katherine Evans 

Leila - Vicky Wilson

Fleta - Natalie Thorn

Delia - Alina Feodorova

Phyllis - Annie Masters



Director - David Tatnall

Musical Director - Hilary Green

Stage Manager - Michael Cooper

Lighting Designer - Shaun Dodimead


“That's so like a band!”

Flute - Ella Tutton

Flute - Aimee Dear 

Clarinet - Danni Sarony

Clarinet - Ali Hughes 

Trumpet - Steve Spencer

Trumpet - Rich Craik 

Percussion - Nick Harding

Piano - Hilary Green



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