'Peter Pan' meets 'Yes, Minister': Kelso to bring madcap comedy to Gilbert & Sullivan
Renowned comic actor, Geoff Kelso will direct Iolanthe for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s 2016 annual production presented at the Dolphin Theatre in June 2016. The comic opera first delighted audiences in 1882 with its hilarious send-up of politics and politicians by a band of roguish fairies, and continues to resonate with audiences of any generation.
President of the Society, Max Page said that he was thrilled that Kelso was on board with the production. “The company is very excited that Geoff is bringing his madcap style of comic genius to the Gilbert and Sullivan brand,” he said. “Iolanthe is a crazy magical world of love and politics with plots, twists and tricks at every turn, very much equal to The Mikado or The Pirates of Penzance. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the irreverent banter of this comic opera and with Geoff’s involvement, it just got even funnier.”