Princess Ida (2012)

This show makes fun of the establishment of a women’s college by Princess Ida from which all men are barred.

However Ida had been promised in marriage as a baby, 21 years ago, to Hilarian.  He now sets off with his friends to claim her in marriage, but first they have to infiltrate the college dressed as women.  Our production sets the scene in the 1960s, with Hilarion and his friends being Redcoats in a holiday camp and Ida’s college being a nearby hippie retreat for ladies!  The men from the camp eventually have to invade Ida’s retreat whereupon the ladies soon decide that men are not too bad after all and they abandon Ida’s strict principles, as she finally does so herself!