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Did You Know?

  • This was our 57th production and the 7th time we had produced "The Mikado". The fact that this operetta was the very first G&S operetta that the Society performed, (in 1949), is testament to its popularity.
  • 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.

    English National Opera's production in 1986, starred Eric Idle as Ko-Ko and Lesley Garrett as Yum-Yum, and was directed by Jonathan Miller. Their production, was set not in ancient Japan, but in a swanky 1920s seaside hotel with sets and costumes in white and black.

  • Take a look at our previous productions of "The Mikado".

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The Mikado (2005)

Producer/Director : Graham Weston
Musical Director : Ian Abbott


The Mikado of Japan: John Foster
Nanki-Poo :
(his son,disguised as a minstrel)
Paul Morgan
Ko-Ko :
(Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
Mike Whitwam
Pooh-Bah :
(Lord High Everything Else)
Robert Thurman
Pish-Tush :
(a Noble Lord)
David Hall
- Three Sisters, Wards of Ko-Ko -
Yum-Yum: Laura Lemmon
Pitti-Sing: Antonia Jno-Baptiste
Peep-Bo: Samantha Jones
Katisha :
(an Elderly Lady)
Stephanie Roe
Chorus of School Girls, Nobles and Guards :

Lyndsey Hanson, Margaret Hanson, Rita Jno-Baptiste, Kirsty Lees,Penny McGoverin, Caroline Roberts, Kath Whitwam, Tracey Hook, Sally Roberts, Debbie Stringer, Kathryn Thurman, John Berry, Tony Johnson, Steve Roe, Ian Townend, Ian Castle, Keith Horner, Andrew Stopford.

"The Mikado" in pictures