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Brussels Light Opera Company stages Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic satire Iolanthe

BLOC production Iolanthe
16:17 08/05/2023

After the colourful spectacle of King Charles' coronation, audiences are invited to revel in more British pomp and circumstance with the Brussels Light Opera Company's production of Iolanthe from 18 to 21 May.

The worlds of fairyland and parliament collide chaotically in this musical masterpiece of comedy entertainment by famed duo Gilbert & Sullivan.

First performed in 1882, Iolanthe satirises many aspects of British government, law and society. The confrontation between fairies and peers is a favourite theme for librettist Gilbert in its disruption of a tranquil female civilisation by a male-dominated world due, all to mortal love.

Iolanthe Peers Costume high res

This production by the long-established am-dram group is directed by Tony and Angela Lowe, with maestro Lionel Bams conducting the BLOC orchestra.

It’s a superb demonstration of what this company does so well, “entertain an audience,” says the company.

“Come and be one of those lucky folk, and enjoy both the magical music and clever comedy of this great show,” it adds.

Tickets, which are selling fast, can be bought in advance or purchased at the door.

18-21 May
De Bosuil Cultural Centre
Witherendreef 1
3090 Overijse

Photos: Eva Konrad-Just


Written by The Bulletin