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The Mikado

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An all-star cast presents a semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Read More >

The Mikado comes to the Royal Festival Hall in the form a special all-star semi-staged performance to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Gilbert and Sullivan’s crowning masterpiece.

In 1885, Gilbert had the inspired idea of transporting mid-Victorian England into an oriental setting in a hilarious tale poking delicious fun at the politics and politicians of the day.

Gilbert’s witty lyrics introduce The Mikado’s comic characters and Sullivan’s bountiful score includes a host of toe-tapping greats, including Three Little Maids From School, Tit-Willow, ‘he Sun, Whose Rays and The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring.

The Mikado stars master of mimicry Alistair McGowan in the title role.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 14/03/2010

Closing Night: 14/03/2010

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Cast & Creative


Alistair McGowan, David Curry, Bruce Graham, Gareth Jones, Simon Butteriss, Rebecca Bottone, Sophie Louise Dann, Anna Lowe, Jill Pert


Conductor - Richard Balcombe

Lyrics By - William Gilbert

Music By - Arthur Sullivan

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