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The Mikado

28/10/2019 - 30/11/2019


Description

Fake, fatuous and full of hot air. Titipu’s finest are farcically familiar. 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. Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and LA Opera Please Note: on Sunday 29 November will be filmed as part of ENO Screen.

Important Information

Sung in English with lyrics projected above the stage with the exception of the performance on Saturday 2 November when there will be no surtitles. Please note: No view of surtitles from row H backwards in Dress Circle and rows K & L in the Upper Circle. ALSO NOTE: OPENING NIGHT GALA: The Opening Night performance of The Mikado will be a Gala Performance-- the price of tickets will include a donation and a GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE. Please Note: on Sunday 29 November will be filmed as part of ENO Screen. Thursday 3rd December will be broadcast live as part of ENO Screen.

Minimum Age

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.

Running Time

2hr 40min

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