Sasha Regan’s All-male Iolanthe UK Tour

Sasha Regan’s all-male production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe UK Tour returns in 2018

Sasha Regan's All Male Iolanthe UK Tour
The cast of the 2011 production of Sasha Regan’s all-male Iolanthe. Photo: Kay Young Photography

Having wooed audiences in the UK and Australia with the award-winning Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, Sasha Regan returns with her most critically acclaimed production, Iolanthe, which broke all box office records on its transfer to Wilton’s Music Hall in 2011.

Torches flash in the darkness as a party of naughty schoolboys adventure into the magical surroundings of an old theatre. Amid all the backstage paraphernalia they discover a Narnia-like wardrobe and a dusty copy of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. What follows is pure magic!

Universally regarded as Sir Arthur Sullivan’s most beautiful score, Iolanthe is a topsy-turvy love story between the most unlikely of couples… fairies and members of the House of Lord’s! Sasha Regan’s all male, award-winning company return with their best received production. Her inimitable inventiveness combined with Gilbert and Sullivan’s inherent barminess make for an unmissable night out.

Iolanthe became the fourth consecutive major success for Gilbert and Sullivan. It was the first work to premiere at the Savoy and first new theatre production in the world to be illuminated entirely with electric lights!

Sasha Regan comments, I am thrilled that Iolanthe will be touring once again! These all-male productions stem from my memories of performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s productions when I was at a single-sex school and I’ve always loved the innocence attached to these productions. The laughter and playfulness afforded by setting it in this all-male environment allows the audience to really tap into the ‘topsy turvy’ world without being detached from it.

When it premiered in 2011 Iolanthe was nominated for numerous Off West End Awards – Best Director, Best Choreographer, Best Production, Best Costume Design and Best Male Performance.


30th April – 5th May 2018
Theatre Royal Winchester

11th – 12th May 2018
Hall for Cornwall

15th – 19th May 2018
Richmond Theatre

21st – 22nd May 2018
Theatre Royal Windsor

28th – 30th May 2018
East Riding Theatre

31st May – 2nd June 2018
Bridlington Spa

5th – 9th June 2018
Exeter Northcott Theatre

12th – 16th June 2018
Theatre Royal Bath

19th – 23rd June 2018
Theatre Royal Brighton

3rd – 7th July 2018
Cambridge Arts Theatre

10th – 14th July 2018
Festival Theatre Malvern

19th – 21st July 2018
Theatre Severn

23rd – 28th July 2018
Greenwich Theatre

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