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“A refreshing and creative take on a classic, complete with impeccable vocal talent”
Sasha Regan’s award-winning all-male Gilbert & Sullivan stars are pitching their tents at Wilton’s Music Hall for The Mikado from 7 June to 1 July. Expect plenty of cheer and tuneful earworms from a sensational cast singing all the familiar rollicking G&S classics including: “A Wand’ring Minstrel, I”; “Behold the Lord High Executioner!”, and “Three Little Maids From School Are We”.
Traditionally set in Japan, Sasha Regan’s inventive production transports the action to 1950s England where an all-boys’ school camping trip is visiting the land of Titipu. Topsy-turvy capers follow when Nanki-Poo, the son of Emperor Mikado, flees his father’s imperial court and falls in love with Yum-Yum who is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner…but will heads roll? Find out this summer.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s inherent humour, satire on the English establishment and timeless tunefulness are married with Regan’s wicked sense of fun. The perfect uplifting tonic. Unmissable, toe-wiggling fun.
The all-male The Mikado last toured in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. It arrives at Wilton’s hot-on-the-heels of Sasha Regan’s recent smash hit all-male H.M.S. Pinafore, and her award-winning The Pirates of Penzance which toured the UK and Australia. Regan’s other widely acclaimed G&S hits include Patience (CRITICS CHOICE) and the Iolanthe (CRITICS CHOICE & TIME OUT’s top 10 musicals).
‘Hilarious comedy throughout’
‘Glorious….you can’t help but be captivated. A delight.’
‘Regan has injected new life into works that were in danger of becoming cosy’
‘Sasha Regan’s All-Male Mikado is a jolly jamboree full of boisterous (should that be boysterous?) infectious fun. A toe-wiggling tonic!’
‘this is as imaginative, clever, witty and unstuffy a production of Gilbert and Sullivan as you are likely to find’
Stage Talk Magazine
‘hits the spot’
All Edinburgh Theatre
Performances begin: 03 August 2023
Performances begin: 15 August 2023
Final performance: 08 July 2023
Performances begin: 12 September 2023