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The Mikado

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About the Show Less...

Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive and stunningly stylish production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operetta. Read More >

Two years after celebrating its silver jubilee, Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive and stunningly stylish production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado returns.

Miller’s much-loved production wittily transposes the topsy-turvy Victorian values of Gilbert’s mock-oriental Town of Titipu to a Marx Brothers-inspired take on the denizens of a very English 1930s seaside hotel.

The Mikado is led by ENO’s resident master of the comic patter song, Richard Suart, who this season celebrates his own 25th anniversary in the role of Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 01/12/2012

Closing Night: 31/01/2013

Running time: 2h35

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Cast & Creative


Richard Suart, Robert Murray, Mary Bevan, Donald Maxwell, Yvonne Howard, Richard Angas (from 25 Jan: Mark Richardson), David Stout


Director - Jonathan Miller (origninal), Elaine Tyler-Hall (revival)

Producer - ENO

Designer - Stefanos Lazaridis

Choreographer - Anthony van Laast (original), Stephen Speed (revival)

Conductor - David Parry

Lighting Designer - Davy Cunningham

About London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

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