The Mikado At The Tabard Theatre
Gilbert and Sullivan favourite but set in English golf club
From the producers of Ruddigore and The Pirates of Penzance comes another topsy-turpy Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado, at The Tabard Theatre from Wednesday 20 Februaryto Sunday 17 March 2013.
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 most famous of all of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta may be set in Japan but focused 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..
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.
With a live band and some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best tunes, join us for three little maids, two lovers, one executioner and absolutely no flirting.
Katisha: Suzanna Kempner
Peep-Bo: Eleanor Knight
Ko-Ko: Ed Norwood
The Mikado: Stiofan O’ Doherty
Pooh-Ba: Andrew Pugsley
Nanki-Poo: Michael Riseley
Pitti-Sing: Michelle Witney
Director: Matthew Johnson
Designer: Chris Hone
Musical Director: Jerome van den Berghe
Producer: Pulling Focus Ltd for the Tabard Theatre
The Mikado plays at The Tabard Theatre
Wednesday 20 February to Sunday 17 March 2013.
Tuesday – Saturday @ 7:30 pm.
Saturday @ 4pm
Sunday @ 2:30pm
No performances on Mondays.
Tickets are priced £19 (£17 concessions, £15 children)
Book online at www.tabardtheatre.co.uk or 0208 995 6035
Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW
Tube: Turnham Green (Next door to theatre). Buses: 27, 94, 267, 337, 391, E3, H91
February 5, 2013