The Mikado is the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera, and has delighted audiences for more than a century. The famous melodies include “Three Little Maids from School”, “A Wandering Minstrel”, “Tit Willow” and many more.
Union Theatre, London
July 23 to August 16, 2008
Charing Cross Theatre, London
November 27, 2014 to January 3, 2015
The Union Theatre and its clever resident director Thom Southerland are once again pulling out all the stops to the maximum of effect on the minimum of budgets, pitching this venue to the very top of the musical theatre tree for resourcefulness over resources and inventiveness over spatial limitations.
Mark Shenton, The Stage
This production shows us delightfully why G and S were so revered by other composers and audiences alike, and for an evening of delight and sheer comic pleasure, a night in this particular Town of Titipu cannot be bettered.
Really tight direction by Thom Southerland.
With an all-male cast and only a piano for accompaniment, Thom Southerland's production of 'Mikado' manages to make Gilbert and Sullivan look almost radical, while playing the whole thing with such obvious affection and commitment to the spirit of the piece that there is nothing to upset fans or purists.