The Mikado

International G&S Festival, Buxton Opera House
3 August 2009

Directed by Julia Rufey
Musical Direction by Philip Joslin

Assistant Director Graham Jackson

A one-off performance as part of the 16th International G&S Festival held at the wonderful opera house in Buxton, Derbyshire. The most popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera, “The Mikado” has delighted audiences for more than a century and we are confident that our traditionally-styled production will do the same. The town of Titipu is the setting for the typically-tangled love story of the disguised son of the Emperor and the ward of the Lord High Executioner. Including a jilted lady not to be trifled with, a faked execution, a pompous politician and some silly maids from school the story is outrageously entertaining and, as usual, everything is underpinned with some great Sullivan music.

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Cast List

Character Played by
The Mikado of Japan Russell Stratton
Nanki-Poo Patrick Rufey
Ko-Ko Gareth Edwards
Pooh-Bah Rob Milner
Pish-Tush David Southorn
Yum-Yum Alison Langer
Pitti-Sing Emma Southorn
Peep-Bo Katherine Littler
Katisha Brenda Southorn