The Mikado Comes to The Tabard Theatre
Yum Yum! There's more Gilbert and Sullivan to see on Bath Road
From the producers of the critically acclaimed Ruddigore and The Pirates of Penzance at the Tabard in Chiswick comes another topsy-turpy Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado.
The most famous of all of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta may be set in Japan but focussed entirely at English subjects and institutions. Director Matthew Johnson transports The Mikado from the oriental town of Titipu to the gentrified, eccentric English world of a golf club, complete with its honoured rules, rituals and regulations..
Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado, has fled to escape an undesirable marriage to the ageing Katisha. Disguised, he returns intending to find and marry his first love, Yum-Yum. But little does he know that she is now betrothed to Ko-Ko - the High Executioner!
The Mikado is produced in-house at the Tabard Theatre whose previous musical credits also include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Ruddigore was named Time Out Critics Choice and one of their Top Five Shows of the Week and last year’s Pirates was nominated for Best Musical production at the Off-West End awards.
Yum-Yum: Emily Davies
Director: Matthew Johnson
January 31, 2013