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Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors) directs Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe in a production that brings outstanding young mezzo-soprano and ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price together with a cast of ENO favourites including Andrew Shore as the Lord Chancellor.

In this brilliantly funny fantasy, Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but first Phyllis, as a ward of the court, must obtain permission from the Lord Chancellor. There’s only one problem: the Lord Chancellor wants to marry Phyllis himself.
With the help of Sullivan’s melodious score, Gilbert satirises peers of the realm along with public figures like Queen Victoria, Victoria’s personal servant and ‘close companion’ John Brown, reformist Tory Lord Randolph Churchill, and Liberal PM of the day William Gladstone.

Chaotic physical comedy and irreverence take centre stage in this opera featuring Gilbert & Sullivan’s typically topsy-turvy worldview.

Book your tickets for Iolanthe at the London Coliseum today!



33 St Martin's Lane





2hrs 45mins

Good To Know

Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage.

No food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.

How Does It Work

You will receive a voucher after purchase - please print and present on arrival.

When Can I Go

13 Feb - 07 Apr 2018

London Coliseum

33 St Martin's Lane




Latest customer reviews

  • Iolanthe

    20 March 2018

    A brilliant show which had us laughing all the way through. The cast were excellent with no weak link. G&S for today!

    Keith Faulkner Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Best G&S ever!

    19 March 2018

    Iolanthe at the ENO is the best G&S production I have seen in many years. The humour, both subtle and slapstick, made me and my friends belly laugh. Yes, we have laughed at parts of The Pirates of PZ and Mikado, but this was a scream from start to finish. Thanks you ENO for such fun. Paul

    Paul Wiggins Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 19 March 2018

    The production was good fun

    J Stevenson Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • G & S revival

    19 March 2018

    A master piece of comic opera brought up to date with some wonderful comic acting and excellent silent humour. The music was beautifully performed true to the original score but uplifted by the modern day production. Costumes were superb, with every tripping fairey an individual character in their own right and the lords in fully regalia made and impressive body of toffs. The creation of Captain Shaw and the chancellor's clerk was a brilliant stroke of which Gilbert I think would have approved. A fantastic show and I wonder what the same production team could do with Patience ( Bunthorne's Bride), I do hope I get to find out.

    Simon Sanders Confirmed ticket purchaser