ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 47

Gilbert and Sullivan production by Visakha OGA

The Visakha Vidyalaya Old Girls’ Association (VVOGA) will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, an exciting two act musical drama from May 10 to 13 at the Lionel Wendt.

Over 60 students between the ages of 9 and 18 will take part in the production directed by Indu Dharmasena with musical direction by Menaka De Fonseka Sahabandu and choreography by Sanwada Abeysirigunawardena.

As with all Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, the text, plot and music are pure fun. The plot revolves around Iolanthe, a fairy who is allowed to return after being banished for the crime of marrying a mortal.

Unfortunately, her half-human, half-fairy son is having some difficulty with the Lord Chancellor, who will not grant permission for him to marry Phyllis. But the fairies agree to help him, despite the opposition of the entire British parliament.

VVOGA has over the years taken on the role of promoting English drama amongst its students, endeavouring to showcase their talent. Other productions of theirs that won much acclaim include Fiddler on the Roof and Mouse Trap.

Top to the page

Copyright 2007 Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka.