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"Yet Britain won her proudest bays in good Queen Bess's glorious days!".

IOLANTHE
Original Cast 1882


The Lord Chancellor

Mr. George Grossmith

Earl of Mountararat

Mr. Rutland Barrington

Earl Tolloller

Mr. Durward Lely

Private Willis, of the Grenadier Guards

Mr. Manners

Strephon, An Arcadian Shephard

Mr. R. Temple

Queen of the Fairies

Miss Alice Barnett

Iolanthe, A Fairy, Strephon's Mother

Miss Jessie Bond

Celia, a Fairy

Miss Fortescue

Leila, a Fairy

Miss Julia Gwynne

Fleta, a Fairy

Miss Sybil Grey

Phyllis, An Arcadian Shepherdess and
Ward in Chancery

Miss Leonora Braham

Chorus of Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Barons, and Fairies

Original Costumes

Jessie Bond George Grossmith
Jessie Bond as Iolanthe George Grossmith as the Lord Chancellor

Alice Barnett Durward Lely and Rutland Barrington
Alice Barnett as the Queen of the Fairies Durward Lely and Rutland Barrington as Earls Tolloller and Mountararat

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