Tired of politicians and want to see them get theirs? Want to escape to fairyland? Why not both?
In Iolanthe, the House of Lords is portrayed as ineffective, privileged, and dim-witted. Sound familiar? Oh, and there are fairies! Quite a lot of them, in fact.
Iolathe has broken the Fairy Law by marrying a mortal and is banished to live at the bottom of a stream…. which has something to do with the facts that: