ENO: The Mikado (PG)

Directed by Jonathan Miller

Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum.  Just one snag.  She's betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.  And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute - chop-chop!  Gilbert & Sullivan's much-loved farce The Mikado is full of wit, charm and catchy tunes.

Set in an ever-so-English 1930’s seaside hotel, Jonathan Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a hit with audiences of all ages.  The combination of Gilbert’s virtuosic wit, Sullivan’s memorable melodies and director Miller’s hilarious antics is irresistible.

Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado with Richard Suart as Ko-Ko, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner’s pathological ‘little list’.

Running time 150 minutes (Act I 70 minutes; interval 20minutes; Act II 60 minutes)

£16 (£15)

Hilariously funny
Bachtrack
Bright and Sharp. The pace never really lets up
The Guardian
A glorious production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best comic opera
Daily Express

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