Princess Ida

Watford Palace Theatre
11 January 2010

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.

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Cast List

Character Played by
Princess Ida Katherine Littler
Prince Hilarion Martin Rhodes
King Hildebrand Mike Monk
King Gama Graham Jackson
Florian Gareth Edwards
Cyril Russell Stratton
Arac Matthew Gregory
Guron David Stead
Scynthius David Southorn
Lady Blanche Wendy Morelli
Lady Psyche Emma Stratton
Melissa Jenny Carr
Sacharissa Melanie Riseam
Chloe Lisa Morelli
Ada Jo Williams
Nanny Brenda Southorn
Tom Harvey Southorn
Amy Ellie Williams