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The Mikado – The Lowry, Salford

Three Men Laughing

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W S Gilbert Director: Sasha Regan   Reviewer: Jo Beggs From the moment the piano strikes up for the brief overture and the curtain opens to reveal three white canvas tents, it’s clear that this is not your traditional Mikado. Creating a whole new setting for this popular, but rather dated Gilbert and Sullivan operetta not ...

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The Mikado – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Three Men Laughing

Writers and composers : Gilbert and Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Marina Spark All male casts are often used to bring a fresh approach to classics and generally find success at least owing in part to the novelty of a drag act. Sasha Regan's all-male The Mikado or The Town Of Titipu exceeds these normal successes and delivers Gilbert and ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writers:F. C. Burnand, Chris Monks Composers:Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Atkinson Director:Chris Monks Musical Director:Mark Gordon Reviewer: Ron Simpson Chris Monks and his musical associate, Richard Atkinson, are known for combining a love for, and deep knowledge of, Gilbert and Sullivan with great skill in subverting and transforming their operas; The Mikado set in Titipu Cricket Club springs immediately to mind! ...

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The Mikado – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: W.S. Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Death, dictatorship and cruel punishments may not be everyone’s idea of a good night at the theatre, but The Mikado serves all these things with a lightly comic musical wrapping. This new production at the Charing Cross Theatre stays in Japan but enhances the frivolity by relocating ...

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The Mikado – Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Composer: Arthur Sullivan Writer: WS Gilbert Director: Simon Butteriss Reviewer: David Noble Gilbert &Sullivan operettas really do have nostalgia value, something quintessentially English, something gloriously Victorian about them. This is what makes G&S endure: a refined sense of silliness that captivates comedians and linguaphiles, (where would Larry David and Aaron Sorkin be without them?), complemented by wonderfully whimsical music; melodies ...

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The Mikado – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Director: Jeff Clarke Revival Director: Jenny Arnold Musical Director: Ben Holder Reviewer: Michael Gray The Mikado was always a fashion statement. All things Japanese were the rage in 1880s London, and Liberty's, no less, dressed the original production at the Savoy. So it is absolutely appropriate that Gilbert's tale of the cheap tailor turned executioner should start in a sweat-shop, ...

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The Mikado -The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert Musical Director: Ben Holder Reviewer: Sue Collier This production of The Mikado was due to start at 7:30pm, but it was only at this point that the auditorium was opened to the public and an amusing explanation announced, namely that the stage curtains would not close. The outcome of this problem turned out to ...

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