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Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a ward of the Court of Chancery. Phyllis does not know that Strephon is half fairy - down to the waist. When Phyllis sees Strephon kissing an apparently young woman, she assumes the worst. But her "rival" turns out to be none other than Strephon's own mother, Iolanthe, a fairy - fairies never grow old. But Phyllis' guardian, the Lord Chancellor of England, and half the peers in the House of Lords are sighing after her. Soon the peers and the fairies are virtually at war, and long friendships are nearly torn asunder.

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Iolanthe Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Iolanthe have their been?
Iolanthe has had 39 productions including Broadway which opened in 1900, Broadway which opened in 1900, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1918, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1955, Broadway which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1965, Off-Broadway which opened in 1979, Off-Broadway which opened in 1979 and Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1985.

What productions of Iolanthe have their been?
Iolanthe has had 39 productions including Broadway which opened in 1900, Broadway which opened in 1900, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1918, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1955, Broadway which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1965, Off-Broadway which opened in 1979, Off-Broadway which opened in 1979 and Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1985.

What songs are in Iolanthe and what's the order?
Tripping Hither, Tripping Thither
Iolanthe! From Thy Dark Exile
Good Morrow, Good Mother
Fare Thee Well, Attractive Stranger
Good Morrow, Good Lover
None Shall Part Us from Each Other
Loudly Let the Trumpet Bray
The Law Is the True Embodiment
My Well Loved Lord and Guardian Dear
Nay, Tempt Me Not
Spurn Not the Nobly Born
My Lords, It May Not Be!
When I Went to the Bar
When Darkly Looms the Day
This Gentleman Is Seen
For Riches and Rank I Do Not Long
The Lady of My Love Has Caught Me
Go Away Madam
Oh! Chancellor Unwary
Henceforth, Strephon, Cast Away
With Strephon for Your Foe
When All Night Long
Strephon's a Member of Parliament!
When Britain Really Rul'd the Waves
In Vain to Us You Plead
Oh, Foolish Fay
Tho'p'raps I May Incur Your Blame
Love, Unrequited, Robs Me of My Rest
If You Go In
Fold Your Flapping Wings
If We're Weak Enough to Tarry
My Lord, A Supplicant at Your Feet I Kneel
It May Not Be for So the Fates Decide!
Soon as We May

What is the order of songs in Iolanthe and what's the order?
Tripping Hither, Tripping Thither
Iolanthe! From Thy Dark Exile
Good Morrow, Good Mother
Fare Thee Well, Attractive Stranger
Good Morrow, Good Lover
None Shall Part Us from Each Other
Loudly Let the Trumpet Bray
The Law Is the True Embodiment
My Well Loved Lord and Guardian Dear
Nay, Tempt Me Not
Spurn Not the Nobly Born
My Lords, It May Not Be!
When I Went to the Bar
When Darkly Looms the Day
This Gentleman Is Seen
For Riches and Rank I Do Not Long
The Lady of My Love Has Caught Me
Go Away Madam
Oh! Chancellor Unwary
Henceforth, Strephon, Cast Away
With Strephon for Your Foe
When All Night Long
Strephon's a Member of Parliament!
When Britain Really Rul'd the Waves
In Vain to Us You Plead
Oh, Foolish Fay
Tho'p'raps I May Incur Your Blame
Love, Unrequited, Robs Me of My Rest
If You Go In
Fold Your Flapping Wings
If We're Weak Enough to Tarry
My Lord, A Supplicant at Your Feet I Kneel
It May Not Be for So the Fates Decide!
Soon as We May

What productions of Iolanthe have there been?
Iolanthe has had 39 productions including Broadway which opened in 1900, Broadway which opened in 1900, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1913, Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1918, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1955, Broadway which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1965, Off-Broadway which opened in 1979, Off-Broadway which opened in 1979 and Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1985.