The ‘Masters of Gilbert and Sullivan in small spaces’ Charles Court Opera return to the King’s Head Theatre with a smart, slick and stylish new take on the much loved comedic masterpiece.
Charles Court Opera return to the King’s Head Theatre for their final production in the historic original venue; a smart, stylish, sparkling fresh version of the most loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpieces, The Mikado, with a brand new production design, and a typically classy CCO twist.
Behind the closed doors at the British Consulate in the town of Titipu, Japan, the scheming, slippery Lord High Executioner is about to hatch one plot too far, with far-reaching and hilarious consequences for everyone involved, especially when the Mikado himself arrives…
With such timeless comic songs as A wandering minstrel, I, I’ve got a little list and Three little maids from school and a brand new setting, this punchy and hilarious satire promises to be a treat for operetta lovers and newcomers alike.
The Mikado will run from Thursday 22 March to Saturday 21 April, 2018.
Cast includes Philip Lee (Clive the camel in King Tut – A Pyramid Panto) as Ko-Ko. More cast to be announced.
Creative team: Director John Savournin, Musical Director David Eaton.
John Savournin said: “I’m very excited to be rediscovering this opera and looking at the setting with 21st century glasses on; to consider it’s place in today’s social climate, and to embrace afresh it’s humour, pathos, and the downright genius craftsmanship of one of Britain’s most prolific writing partnerships.”
“A sparklingly fresh package of laughs, pathos, foolery and high-class music making” Opera Now
The King’s Head Theatre presents Charles Court Opera’s The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan
Thursday 22 March – Saturday 21 April 2018 Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7.00pm Sundays at 3.00pm Saturday 14 & 21 April at 3.00pm Press Night: Tuesday 27 March at 7.00pm
Running Time: TBC
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King’s Head Theatre 115, Upper Street London N1 1QN
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