A touch of ‘fairy magic’ comes to Royal & Derngate

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Members of the Northampton Gilbert and Sullivan group will be hoping for a touch of “fairy magic” when they bring their latest production to the Royal & Derngate this week.

Iolanthe, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operas, will be performed by the group each night next week, running from Monday to Saturday.

First performed at The Savoy Theatre in 1882, this opera was the seventh collaboration of the 14 between the famous Gilbert and Sullivan pairing.

A spokesperson said: “Iolanthe contains some of Gilbert’s wittiest words and some of 
Sullivan’s most memorable music and, just like some present day commentators, it pokes fun at the British political system as a result of the House of Peers doing battle against a troupe of immortal fairies.

“It is a popular show and a firm favourite with audiences as it has something for everyone and appeals to all ages. It promises to be a delightful evening of music, dance and comedy for all the family.”

The production has been put together under the creative powers of director, Tim Hurst-Brown, and musical director, David Chambers.

Performances will take place at 7.45pm each evening, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Ticket prices start at £17.50 and are available from the Royal & Derngate box office by calling 01604 624811 or logging on 
to www.royalandderngate.co.uk