Princess Ida

Princess Ida


The first professional London production in over twenty years.


Containing some of Sullivan's catchiest melodies and Gilbert's wittiest salvoes in the battle of the sexes, this sunny, funny musical comedy concerns the marriage of two royal babies.

It's twenty years later and Prince Hilarion is keen to be reunited with his now adult wife, the Princess Ida. Unfortunately her quarrelsome father has hidden her away in a women's only university where even the morning cock crow is managed by a talented hen.

So Hilarion is forced to don a dress and even wield a sword to win his wife.

Former Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Phil Willmott returns to direct this rare professional revival which will delight G&S aficionados and musical theatre fans alike.


Simon Butteriss, Wendy Carr, Bridget Costello, Laura Coutts, Caitlin Downie, Nathan Elcox, Rachel Lea-Gray, Jeremy Lloyd, Georgi Mottram, Simeon Oakes, Jordan Veloso, Raymond Walsh, Zac Wancke.

Creative Team

Music    :    Arthur Sullivan
Libretto    :    W.S. Gilbert
Libretto revised    :    Phil Willmott
Directed    :    Phil Willmott
Designed    :    Maira Vazeou
Costume Design    :    Clara Lopez Merino
Musical Direction    :    Richard Baker and Nick Barstow
Choreography    :    Thomas Michael Voss


"Making the ordinary, extraordinary, because life is not a dress rehearsal.”

- Ilai Szpiezak