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Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe is a brilliantly satirical comedy about peers of the realm, that also takes a pop at Queen Victoria, Lord Randolph Churchill and William Gladstone. It also boasts one of their most melodious scores.
Phyllis and Strephon both wish to get married, but Phyllis is a ward of court needs to get permission from the Lord Chancellor first. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her all for himself.
Matched by Sullivan’s ever-melodious score, Gilbert not only targets peers of the realm, but also offers thinly disguised portraits of Queen Victoria, John Brown (her personal servant and ‘close companion’), Lord Randolph Churchill (reformist Tory) and William Gladstone (Liberal PM of the day).
The cast will include mezzo-soprano Artist Samantha Price and Andrew Shore.
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 10 Sep to 31 Dec 2018 (selected dates only) – St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
BBC Symphony Orchestra — playing Beethoven – 5 Oct 2018 – Cristian Macelaru and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Beethoven and Mason Bates at Barbican Hall.
Smetana’s Ma Vlast — London Symphony Orchestra – 14 Oct 2018 – Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing Smetana's 'Ma Vlast' at Barbican Hall.
Stravinsky, De Falla and Lalo — Barbican Hall – 21 Oct 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Stravinsky, De Falla and Lalo at Barbican Hall.
Tchaikovsky and Szymanowski — Barbican Hall – 25 Oct 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Tchaikovsky and Szymanowski at Barbican Hall.
Shostakovich, Kodaly and MacMillan — Barbican Hall – 1 Nov 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich, Kodaly and MacMillan at Barbican Hall.
BBC Symphony Orchestra — Music of Poland – 2 Nov 2018 – Michal Nesterowicz and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music from Poland at Barbican Hall.
If you enjoy London Coliseum then you might like to visit Barbican Hall (catch the train from Charing Cross to Barbican Hall), Cadogan Hall (catch the train from Charing Cross to Cadogan Hall), Royal Albert Hall (catch the train from Charing Cross to Royal Albert Hall), Royal Festival Hall (you can walk it 10 mins) and Royal Opera House (you can walk it in 6 mins)
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