Iolanthe and Yeomen to Bow at London's Savoy in 2002

News   Iolanthe and Yeomen to Bow at London's Savoy in 2002

The Savoy Theatre will continue its association with the works of Gilbert & Sullivan through two forthcoming revivals of Iolanthe and The Yeomen of the Guard. The theatre was originally built to house Gilbert and Sullivan's musicals, and has staged successful revivals ever since.

Iolanthe will be at the Savoy from Feb. 15 to April 6, 2002. In this operetta, Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a ward of court. Strephon, however, is half fairy — down to the waist. His mother, Iolanthe, pleads his cause.

The Yeomen of the Guard will show at the Savoy from April 12 to June 8, 2002. Colonel Fairfax, sentenced to die in an hour on a false charge of sorcery, marries Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. But then he escapes, causing complications. At the end Elsie's boyfriend, Jack Point, dies of a broken heart. Or does he?

Bookings have just opened for both shows. For tickets and further information call the Savoy Theatre Box Office on 020 7836 8888.

—by Theatrenow