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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.Performers Richard Suart (Ko-Ko Feb 3/4/7/10/16/18), Richard Angas (Mikado of Japan), Keith Jameson (Nanki-Poo), Eric Roberts (Nanki-Poo Feb 24.25.28 Mar06 3), Sarah Tynan (Yum-Yum), Lesley Garrett (Yum-Yum Feb 28/Mar 3), Felicity Palmer (Katisha), Ian Caddy (Pooh-Bah), Fiona Canfield (Peep-Bo), Anne Marie Gibbons (Pitti-Sing).
Music A.Sullivan. Lyrics W.S.Gilbert. Producer English National Opera. Conductor Simon Lee (Feb 3/4/7/10/16/18). Conductor Murray Hipkin (Feb 24/25/28 Mar06 3). Director Jonathan Miller (original director). Director David Ritch (revival director). Design Stefanos Lazaridis. Costume Sue Blane. Lighting Davy Cunningham (original lighting designer). Lighting Paul Taylor. Choreographer Anthony van Laast.
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