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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