"When in that House MPs divide,
if they've a brain and cerebellum, too
They've got to leave that brain outside...
and vote just as their leaders tell 'em to."

Private Willis reflects while on guard duty outside the Palace of Westminster

Gilbert and Sullivan's satirical, comic opera, Iolanthe is more believable in the context of today's politics.

Tarantara presents a brilliantly imaginative production of this timeless classic in our innovative semi-staged format. Fairies, members of the House of Lords and the Lord Chancellor all contemplate how Strephon - a fairy down to the waist - actually made it into Parliament as an MP. As we say, let's put it all into context.

HMS Pinafore

Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore is one of the great classics of the genre. Its timeless themes of the value of the working man, and 'Love levels all ranks' are as important and as relevant today as when it was first written. A first-rate company perform this wonderful piece in our widely acclaimed, semi-staged production.