National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
with the National Festival Orchestra
The Mikado is the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera, and has delighted audiences for more than a century. The famous melodies include “Three Little Maids from School”, “A Wandering Minstrel”, “Tit Willow” and many more.
The show is set in the fictional town of Titipu, where tailor Ko-Ko has been appointed Lord High Executioner. Except that he hasn’t actually executed anyone. The show teems with a range of unforgettable characters. Pooh-Bah is the sneering Lord High Everything Else; Nanki-Poo is the disguised son of The Mikado who escaped the court to avoid the attentions of the intimidating and ugly noblewoman, Katisha and Yum-Yum is the sweet and perfect ward of Ko-Ko who just happens to be in love with Nanki-Poo. Then the formidable Mikado arrives and lives start to take a turn for the worse.
The Mikado is hilarious romp of captivating silliness and it is no wonder that this glorious topsy-turvy tale has become one of the best-loved of all the Savoy operas.
“G&S Opera Company’s performances just confirm what glorious musical entertainment they can provide” Daily Express