The Mikado remains the most frequently performed Savoy Opera. The work has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history.
It opened on 14 March 1885, in London, where it ran at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performances, which was the second longest run for any work of musical theatre and one of the longest runs of any theatre piece up to that time. From 1885 until the Company's closure in 1982, there was no year in which a D'Oyly Carte company (or several of them) was not presenting it.
"The Mikado" has had several incarnations including "A Swing Mikado" in 1938 and "The Black Mikado" in 1975. It was also the first Savoy Opera to find its way onto celluloid in 1939.
Producer/Director : Graham Weston
Musical Director : Ian Abbott
|The Mikado Of Japan:||Chris Sowerby|
(his son,disguised as a minstrel)
(Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
(Lord High Everything Else)
(a Noble Lord)
|Three Sisters, Wards of Ko-Ko|
(an Elderly Lady)