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. Performed in English.Performers John Tomlinson (The Mikado of Japan), Elgan Llyr Thomas (Nanki-Poo), Richard Suart (Ko-Ko), Andrew Shore (Pooh-Bah), Ben McAteer (Pish-Tush), Soraya Mafi (Yum-Yum), Sioned Gwen Davies (Pitti-Sing), Yvonne Howard (Katisha).
Music A.Sullivan. Lyrics W.S.Gilbert. Producer English National Opera. Conductor Chris Hopkins. Director Jonathan Miller. Director Elaine Tyler-Hall (revival director). Design Stefanos Lazaridis. Costume Sue Blane. Lighting Davy Cunnigham. Choreographer Anthony van Laast. Choreographer Carol Grant (revival choreographer).