The fairies’ midwife? Queen Mab is so described in Midsummer Night’s Dream. but our Queen may not be the one you’d call! Get in the mood for Iolanthe with this elegant summer dish. Queen Mab’s Pudding 4 oz of caster sugar 1 oz of gelatine 1 pint of milk ½ pint of double cream 6 […]
Welcome to GanderS Issue 5 In this special springtime issue Iolanthe and the Peris Working hard to bring you a wonderful show The Lord Chancellor Our Chancellor gives us a preview… The Grandest of Dukes Our friends at Putteridge Bury are getting political too.. Summer Sorcery Our super summer show. Details here… A charity close […]
Roger is playing the Lord Chancellor in our Iolanthe this March Roger rehearsing So Ruth asked Roger about his character…. What’s your favourite thing about playing this character? The challenge of portraying the character in a sympathetic way. The Nightmare Song has to be the greatest challenge for anyone who aspires to sing patter songs. […]
Lynn with Frances, Margaret and Jac in Patience 2014 Lynn and Graham – The Mikado 1995 So why are we showing pictures of Lynn? Lynn performed with us for more years than a lady cares to remember and she died aged just 60 in June 2017. Her cancer treatment involved many long and tiring trips […]
A strenuous actor from Mold Seized his co-star in amorous hold They tumbled and tossed All decorum was lost But hundreds of tickets were sold.
Iolanthe – our peers and peris are working as hard as the real ones! We are working hard for you on our next big show. The production team and cast have been enthusiastically rehearsing ready to bring you a great show. This Iolanthe has a Goth theme and we are even inviting our audience to […]
Our summer show is “The Sorcerer”! This glorious tale of magic potions and mis-matched lovers will run for a full four nights. Our first performance will be on Wednesday 17th July and we will run until Saturday 20th. The show will be at Stantonbury Theatre and will have orchestral accompaniment under the baton of our […]
Putteridge Bury Gilbert and Sullivan Society, who are so close to us we are almost related, are producing “The Grand Duke” the week before “Iolanthe”. Some of the crossovers should be interesting! Details below…………..
The Great Goose Quiz Quiz 5 tests your fairy lore Iolanthe’s relatives are a party of extremely influential fairies. How is your fairy lore? Titania and Oberon are characters from which William Shakespeare play? Who published the original Rapunzel fairy tale? According to Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, where did fairies come from? Which girls’ […]
The Great Goose Quiz The answers to Quiz 4 – Iolanthe 1. Who first invited the participation of commoners in Parliament? Simon de Montfort 2. How many bishops in the House of Lords? 26 3. How many Lords in total? 800 entitled to sit 4. When did the House of Lords lose its judgement? 2009 […]