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.
|Libretto revised||:||Phil Willmott|
|Costume Design||:||Clara Lopez Merino|
|Musical Direction||:||Richard Baker and Nick Barstow|
|Choreography||:||Thomas Michael Voss|
“Phil Willmott’s small-scale production is inventive and subtle.”
- Michael Arditti, The Sunday Express
“A delightful production.”
- Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage
“This isn’t just a show to catch as a rarity; it really is fun and musically fine enough to keep serious G & S fans happy too.”
- Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide
“This play should not go unperformed in London for such a long time ever again, nor should it be missed at the Finborough.”
- Tina Squatley-Thrust, The Upcoming
“This production has remained faithful to the music and the lyrics of that great Victorian duo, and faithful also to their light-hearted and witty take on one of the perennial dilemmas of human society.”
- Rivka Jacobson, Plays To See
- Daily Mail
- Musical Theatre Review
"Making the ordinary, extraordinary, because life is not a dress rehearsal.”
- Ilai Szpiezak