The Mikado at the King's Head Theatre
London theatre news: Thursday 25 January 2018
Opera - Shows
'Masters of Gilbert and Sullivan in small spaces', Charles Court Opera, return to the King's Head with a slick and stylish new take on the much-loved comedic masterpiece 'The Mikado' - from 22 March.
Image: Charles Court Opera
Gilber & Sullivan's The Mikado first opened in London on 14 March 1885, and is still the most frequently performed of the duo's 'Savoy Operas'.
Now, it's getting a run at Islington's King's Head Theatre, presented by Charles Court Opera, the 'Masters of Gilbert and Sullivan in small spaces'.
The show is destined to be the company's final performance at the historic London venue, as the King's Head Theatre will soon be moving to new premises.
The Mikado is a punchy and hilarious satire that has many well-known songs including "A wandering minstrel, I", "I've got a little list" and "Three little maids from school".
Director, John Savournin said ...
"I'm very excited to be rediscovering this opera and looking at the setting with 21st century glasses on; to consider it's place in today's social climate, and to embrace afresh it's humour, pathos, and the downright genius craftsmanship of one of Britain's most prolific writing partnerships."
Behind the closed doors at the British Consulate in the town of Tipitu, Japan, the scheming, slippery Lord High Executioner is about to hatch one plot too far, with far-reaching and hilarious consequences for everyone involved, especially when the Mikado himself arrives ...
Philip Lee as Ko-Ko
Further casting to be announced
Music - Arthur Sullivan
Libretto - W. S. Gilbert
Director - John Savournin
Musical Director - David Eaton
King's Head Theatre
115, Upper Street
London N1 1QN
22 March to 21 April 2018
Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7-00pm
Sundays at 3-00pm
Saturday 14 & 21 April at 3-00pm
Preview - 22 March: £10.00
Preview - 23, 24 & 25 March: £14.00
Premium (Friday & Saturday Evenings): £35.00
Premium (Sundays - Thursdays): £25.00
Concession A (Excluding Friday & Saturday Evenings): £19.50
Concession B (Excluding Friday & Saturday Evenings): £17.50
Under 30's (Every Tuesday - 3 April onwards): £10.00
Unemployed (Every Sunday - 8 April onwards): £5.00
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