Watford Palace Theatre
Directed by Linda Dyne
Musical Direction by Philip Joslin
One of the less-performed of G&S operettas but one with some beautiful music and plenty of Gilbert’s typically-sharp, sardonic humour. Directing a girls-only university, Princess Ida herself tries desperately to resist the expectation that she will fulfill a childhood pledge and recognise Prince Hilarion as her husband. The battle of the sexes is to the fore throughout and much entertainment is derived from the eternal struggle for sexual equality. Even Charles Darwin comes in for some playful mockery, so the humour is remarkably topical today and set to the superb range of Sullivan’s melodies.
For tickets, please call 01923 225671.
|Princess Ida||Katherine Littler|
|Prince Hilarion||Martin Rhodes|
|King Hildebrand||Mike Monk|
|King Gama||Graham Jackson|
|Lady Blanche||Wendy Morelli|
|Lady Psyche||Emma Stratton|