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The Mikado – Charing Cross Theatre, London

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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

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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; ...

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The Mikado – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

The Mikado - LBT, Huddersfiel

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

The Mikado - LBT, Huddersfiel

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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The Mikado – Tabard Theatre, London

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Music: Arthur Sullivan Words: William Schwenck Gilbert Director: Matthew Johnson Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3] Not-so-breaking news: “The Mikado” is still funny. Transported by the “Pulling Focus” company to a Japanese golf course, and performed by a tiny cast and an even smaller group of musicians, the comedy and hummable melodies of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operetta ensure that this ...

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The Mikado – Kings Head Theatre, London

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W S Gilbert Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Paul Thurtle [rating:4.5] The Mikado was Gilbert & Sullivan’s ninth collaboration together and their tried, tested and very successful formula is evident in this comic opera set in the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu. It is easy to see why it is one of the most frequently performed G ...

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The Mikado – The King’s Head Theatre, London

Writers: WS Gilbert + Arthur Sullivan Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:4] The Mikado is another thoroughly enjoyable experience delivered by Charles Court Opera at London’s Little Opera House. With many of the company’s number recognisable from last year’s H.M.S Pinafore, this performance has the same impressive talent and energetic gusto as previous productions. The Mikado is a somewhat ...

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The Mikado – English National Opera at the London Coliseum

Writer: Gilbert & Sullivan Director: Jonathan Kent Conductor: Peter Robinson Reviewer: Jeffrey Mayhew [Rating:5] It is not in any way to denigrate the multitude of Mikados performed at many different levels (all with love and enthusiasm) to say that a flawlessly sung and acted version is not merely a wonderful experience but almost a new perspective on such a well ...

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