The Mikado

The Mikado

London Coliseum · 28 OCT - 30 NOV

Fake, fatuous and full of hot air. Titipu’s finest are farcically familiar.

Overview

Gilbert & Sullivan’s topsy-turvy story focuses on the unfolding love between Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum and the absurdity of laws and law-makers.

Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum but she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head!

Packed full of memorable melodies, the most celebrated moment of all is the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko’s ‘little list’ song, which is always a topical highlight of Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive production.

Returning to the role he has made his own, star G&S performer Richard Suart is the scheming Ko-Ko. He is joined by Andrew Shore as Pooh-Bah. As the oversized Mikado, we welcome distinguished bass Sir John Tomlinson.

The romantic leads are played by two ENO Harewood Artists, Soraya Mafi and Elgan Llŷr Thomas.

Critic reviews

Welcome revival of Jonathan Miller's staging of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic that looks fresher than it feels

The Stage

Still grand, still stylish, still the best fun you’ll have at the opera

Londonist

Date & time

Until 30 Nov
Mon 28 Oct - Sat 30 Nov, 2pm, 6pm & 7pm*

*Selected dates
Runtime: 3 hrs

Venue

London Coliseum
St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London, UK · Get Directions

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