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. Running time: 2hrs 35minsPerformers Richard Suart (Ko-Ko), Robert Murray (Nanki-Poo), Mary Bevan (Yum-Yum), Donald Maxwell (Pooh-Bah), Yvonne Howard (Katisha), Richard Angas (The Mikado of Japan - Dec 1 - Jan13 21), Mark Richardson (The Mikado of Japan - Jan13 25-31), David Stout (Pish-Tush).
Music A.Sullivan. Lyrics W.S.Gilbert. Producer English National Opera. Conductor David Parry. Director Jonathan Miller (original director). Director Elaine Tyler-Hall (revival director). Design Stefanos Lazaridis. Costume Sue Blane. Lighting Davy Cunningham. Choreographer Anthony van Laast. Choreographer Steven Speed (revival choreographer).