Audiences can enjoy a fresh take on a Gilbert & Sullivan classic when an all-male adaptation of The Mikado comes to Theatre Royal Winchester from Monday 3 to Saturday 8 July.
This recently award-nominated production of one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famous operettas begins in 1950s England, where a school camping trip is visiting the faraway land of Titipu – a place where flirting is banned on pain of death, and where tailors can become Lord High Executioners but cannot cut off another’s head until they have cut off their own!
Featuring familiar Gilbert & Sullivan songs, including A Wand’ring Minstrel I and Three Little Maids From School Are We, The Mikado is brought to the stage by Regan De Wynter Williams Productions and directed by Sasha Regan whose inventive productions are inspired by her own experiences of same sex school Gilbert & Sullivan productions, and who recently won the Special Achievement Award at the Off West End Awards for her contribution to musical theatre.
The Mikado has also now been nominated for two more Offie awards in the Opera Production and Opera Performance – Ensemble categories.
This all-male version of The Mikado first toured in 2017, when it received four-star reviews and critical acclaim, and its arrival in Winchester follows Regan’s all-male H.M.S Pinafore and award-winning The Pirates of Penzance. It features Gilbert & Sullivan’s humour, satire on the English establishment and Regan’s own wicked sense of humour also.
The Mikadowill be performed at Theatre Royal Winchester from Monday 3 – Saturday 8 July at various times. For more information or to book tickets visit: theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 840 440.
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