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 Stephen Richardson (The Mikado of Japan), Nicholas Sharratt (Nanki-Poo), Richard Suart (Ko-Ko), Andrew Shore (Pooh-Bah), Ben McAteer (Pish-Tush), Rebecca Bottone (Yum-Yum), Gwen Davies (Pitti-Sing Sioned), Emma Kerr (Peep-Bo), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Katisha).
Music A.Sullivan. Lyrics W.S.Gilbert. Company Scottish Opera. Producer D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (co-production). Conductor Derek Clark. Conductor David Steadman. Director Martin Lloyd-Evans. Design Dick Bird. Lighting Mark Jonathan. Choreographer Steve Elias.