Rehearsal images have been released for Sasha Regan’s upcoming all-male production of Iolanthe. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…
Opening at the Theatre Royal Winchester on the 30th April, Sasha Regan’s all-male production of Iolanthe will tour the UK until July.
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.
The cast for the production is set to include: Reece Budin, Michael Burgen, Richard Carson , Christopher Finn, James Gulliford, Dominic Harbison, Joe Henry, Alastair Hill , Jack Hinton, Jamie Jukes, Sam Kipling, Daniel Miles, , Benjamin Mundy, Adam Pettit, Richard Russell Edwards and Duncan Sandilands.
Talking about the production Sasha Regan said: “Iolanthe is a beautiful piece to direct and I can’t wait to revisit it after nearly eight years. Mark Smith and I wanted to make a world of elegant and magical fairies so Mark, as a deaf choreographer, has incorporated sign language into all the movement – it’s definitely a challenge for the company to learn but the end result is worth it. This is a hilarious and tender piece that is simply a joy to direct.”
The production originally premiered in 2011, going on to be nominated for a number of Off West End Awards including Best Director, Best Choreographer, Best Production, Best Costume Design and Best Male Performance.
It features choreography by Mark Smith, original design by Stewart Charlesworth, tour set design by Kingsley Hall and is produced by Regan De Wynter Williams.
Iolanthe will tour the UK from the 30th April until the 28th July. For more information visit: http://www.rdww.co.uk/iolanthe/