The Mikado is a light-hearted comedy suitable for all the family and is one of Gilbert & Sullivan's best known and celebrated works.
The performances are nightly at 7.30 with a Matinee on the Saturday at 2.30. Tickets are on sale now from The Barnfield Theatre (01392 270891) at a cost of £14 (Matinee, students & children £10)
A bit about the show:
All is not well in the Japanese town of Titipu. Nanki-Poo, the son and heir of the Mikado, travels in disguise to avoid the amorous advances of Katisha, an elderly lady of his father's court.
Ko-Ko, a tailor under sentence of death for flirting, instead finds himself elevated to the rank of Lord High Executioner. He is set to marry a young maid called Yum-Yum, but she is in love with Nanki-Poo.
Meanwhile, the Mikado is displeased at the lack of beheadings in Titipu and decrees that unless an execution is carried out within a month, the town will be reduced to the rank of a village - which would bring "irretrievable ruin". Shocked by this threat, the town's officials pressurise Ko-Ko to behead someone.
Comic chaos ensues as the various parties try to ensure they end up with their desired partners whilst avoiding losing their heads…
Date: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, October 12, 2013
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