The Mikado

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

 

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CAST LIST

 

Director  Donald Maxwell
Musical Director David Steadman
Associate Musical Director James Hendry
Choreographer Karen Halliday
Lighting Designer David Marsden

 

PRINCIPALS


The Mikado of Japan

 

 

Martin Lamb

Nanki-Poo Adrian Dwyer
Ko-Ko   Richard Gauntlett
Pooh-Bah (Lord High Everything Else) Bruce Graham
Pish-Tush (A Noble Lord) Brendan Collins
Go-To Matthew Kellett
Yum-Yum  Leigh Rhianon Coggins
Pitti-Sing  Fiona Mackay
Peep-Bo Nadia Eide
Katisha Pauline Birchall

 

CHORUS OF SCHOOLGIRLS, NOBLES AND GUARDS

 


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