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Perhaps Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular and most performed operetta, this Japanese inspired story has some of the most memorable of their songs including; 'Three Little Maids from School', 'I've got a Little List', 'A Wandering Minstrel' and 'A Most Humane Mikado'. Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, arrives in disguise in the town of Titipu to escape his betrothal to the rather aged Katisha. Here, he falls in love with Yum-Yum, the reluctant fiancee of Ko-Ko the executioner (who doesn't execute people). Meanwhile, the Mikado comes to visit Pooh-Bah, the spiv of a town mayor, seeking some public executions and Katisha arrives seeking her betrothed ... plans are uregently required to make everyone happy and nobody headless. The most famous of all Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, first performed in 1885, may be set in Japan but its satire is directed entirely at English subjects. With a little careful re-writing, the original bite of Gilbert's satire has been restored. But why on a cricket pitch?

Performers Paul Bentall, Kieran Buckeridge, Robert Curbishley, Julian Forsyth, Lana Green, Sarah Manton, Alan McMahon, James Millard, Carol Noakes, Victoria Nalder, Sophia Ragavelas.
Music A.Sullivan. Lyrics W.S.Gilbert. Producer Orange Tree Theatre. Adapted by Chris Monks. Director Chris Monks. Design Sam Dowson. Director Richard Atkinson (music).

The Mikado

The Mikado (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0309385367. Details of all The Mikado archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2026

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