Opera Anywhere presents ‘The Mikado’ by Gilbert & Sullivan, in a revival production directed by Ella Marchment.
The Mikado has delighted audiences for more than a century opening initially at the Savoy Theatre on 14 March 1885. It ran for 672 nights and catapulted both Gilbert & Sullivan to the height of their creative geniuses.
According to Mr Adair Fitzgerald in his book ‘The Story of the Savoy Opera’, the plot of The Mikado came to Gilbert when a Japanese sword, that hung on the walls of his study, suddenly fell down.
Set in Japan, The Mikado presents a tangled web of love. Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, flees in search of his true love, YumYum, to avoid marrying a much older suitor. Yum-Yum, however, is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, against her will. Things, as you can see, are complicated! But can everything be righted before someone loses their head? Expect high jinx, lots of energy and clever wordplay as all is revealed.
Please note that The Mikado has been rescheduled to 25th August from its original date of 3rd May.
“With a gorgeous and well-loved score, the young singers bring rich tones and harmony to the work along with impressive acting skills that bring the story colour and life to create a musical event to remember” – Joanna Davis, Dorset Echo
“About as close to an English idyll as one could wish” – Dr Brian Hick, Lark Reviews & The Hastings Observer, August ’17
Full Price £16
Group (10+) £12 pp
Tue 25th August2pm3pm
Tue 25th August6pm7pm