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The Mikado or The Town of Titipu

Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert. Music: Arthur Sullivan

Productions

Savoy Theatre, 1962, D'Oyly Carte
Westminster Theatre, 1979
London Coliseum, 2006, ENO
London Coliseum, 2012-2013, ENO

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Savoy Theatre
29th January 1962 (for one week)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Director of Productions: Herbert Newby. Artistic Director: Peter Goffin.

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CharacterPlayed By
The Mikado Of JapanDonald Adams
Nanki-Poo, his son,
disguised as a Wandering Minstrel, in love with Yum-Yum
Thomas Round
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of TitipuJohn Reed
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything ElseKenneth Sandford
Pish-Tush, Noble LordAlan Styler
Go-To, Noble LordJohn Banks
Yum-Yum, one of Three Sister Wards of Ko-KoJennifer Toye
Pitti-Sing, one of Three Sister Wards of Ko-KoJoyce Wright
Peep-Bo, one of Three Sister Wards of Ko-KoPeggy Ann Jones
Katisha, an Elderly Lady in love with Nanki-PooGillian Knight
Small Parts, Understudies and ChorusGlyn Adams, Nigel Atkin, John Banks, Alan Barrett, John Cartier, George Cook, Clifford Downey, Jon Ellison, John Jones, John Maguire, James Marsland, Ralph Mason, William McKinney, Arthur Parry, Anthony Raffell, John Snape, John Tiernan, David Yorke.
Dawn Bradshaw, Eileen Bruckshaw, Josephine Gale, Daphne Gill, Ceinwen Jones, Peggy Ann Jones, Jeannette Lane, Beti Lloyd-Jones, Marian Martin, Jacqueline Mitchell, Joanne Moore, Joy Mornay, Elizabeth Pearson, Iris Rougier, Anne Sessions, Elizabeth Shelley, Pauline Wales.
ConductorIsidore Godfrey
Conductor (Monday 29th January; Wednesday Matinee and Evening 31st January; Friday 2nd February)James Walker
New Symphony OrchestraMusical Director: Isidore Godfrey

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Westminster Theatre
First performance: 28th May 1979
Musical Theatre Company
Director: Ken Hill. Music Supervisor: Jack Forsyth.
Choreographer: Olivia Breeze. Designer: Sarah-Jane McClelland.
Lighting: Joe Davis.

Pale Orange Circle programme cover cast
CharacterPlayed By
The Mikado of JapanPhilip Summerscales
Nanki-Poo, his son, disguisd as a wandering minstrel and in love with Yum-Yum Neil Jenkins
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of TitpuMartin McEvoy
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything ElseThomas Lawlor
Pish-Tush, a noble LordChris Booth-Jones
Yum-Yum, one of three sisters - ward of Ko-KoFiona Dobie
Pitti-Sing, one of three sisters - ward of Ko-KoAlison Truefitt
Peep-Bo, one of three sisters - ward of Ko-KoRosemary Jenner
Katisha, an elderly lady in love with Nanki-PooAnn Hood
Chorus - Schoolgirls, Nobles and GuardsCarolyn Allen, Linda D'Arcy, Clive Birch, Judith Buckle, Michael Bulman, Richard Burgess-Ellis, Malcolm Coy, David Eynon, Michael Farran-Lee, Susan Flannery, Eric Gething, Alan Horsfield, Amanda Hughes-Jones, Ben Kelly, Marcia Masters, Paul Napier-Burrows, Wendy Pollock, Jane Roberson, Donald Stephenson, Jillian Summerfield, Celia Tope, Patricia Wheeler
Musicians
PianistsAndrew Read, Irita Kutchmy
PercussionIan Green
BassPatrick Laurence

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London Coliseum
February 2006
English National Opera/ENO.
Original Director: Jonathan Miller. Revival Director: David Rich.
Set Designer: Stefanos Lazaridis. Costume Designer: Sue Blane.
Lighting Designer: Davy Cunningham. Lighting revived by: Paul Taylorh.
Original Choreographer: Anthony van Laast. Choreography revived by: Stephen Speed.
Conductor: Simon Lee, Murray Hipkin (from 24 February).
Chorus Master: Martin Merry. Leader: Gonzalo Acosta.

CharacterPlayed By
The Mikado of JapanMr Richard Angas
Nanki-Poo, his son, disguised as a wandering minstrel and in love with Yum-YumMr Keith Jameson
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of TitipuMr Richard Suart
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of TitipuMr Eric Roberts
from 24 February
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything ElseMr Ian Caddy
Pish-Tush, a noble LordMr Toby Stafford-Allen
Yum-Yum, three sisters and wards of Ko-KoMiss Sarah Tynan
Pitti-Sing, three sisters and wards of Ko-KoMiss Anne Marie Gibbons
Peep-Bo, three sisters and wards of Ko-KoMiss Fiona Canfield
Katisha, an elderly lady in love with Nanki-PooMiss Felicity Palmer
Katisha's pilot, accompanist and unrequited loverMr Murray Kimmins
Domestic StaffLucy Casson, Louisa McAlpine, Corinne Ponton, Sophie Reynolds, Nadia Sadiq, Hayley Sanderson, Tim Beaumont, Richard Curto, Chris Crompton, Matthew Graham, Joseph Leigh, Ben Whitson

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London Coliseum
December 2012 - January 2013
Englisn National Opera/ENO.
Director: Jonathan Miller. Revival Director: Elaine Tyler-Hall.
Set Designer: Stefanos Lazaridis. Costume Designer: Sue Blane.
Lighting Designer: Davy Cunningham. Lighting revived by: Ian Jackson-French.
Original Choreographer: Anthony van Laast. Choreography revived by: Stephen Speed.
Conductor: David Parry. Assistant Conductor: Andrew Smith.
Chorus Master: Martin Fitzpatrick. Assistant Chorus Master: Genevieve Ellis.
Leader: Janice Graham. Music Staff: Christopher Hopkins.

CharacterPlayed By
The Mikado of JapanMr Richard Angas
The Mikado of JapanMr Mark Richardson
25, 30 & 31 January 2013
Nanki-Poo, his son, disguised as a wandering minstrel and in love with Yum-YumMr Robert Murray
Nanki-Poo, his son, disguised as a wandering minstrel and in love with Yum-YumMr Gareth Huw John
8 December matinée
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of TitipuMr Richard Suart
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything ElseMr Donald Maxwell
Pish-Tush, a noble LordMr David Stout
Yum-Yum, three sisters and wards of Ko-KoMiss Mary Bevan
Pitti-Sing, three sisters and wards of Ko-KoMiss Rachael Lloyd
Peep-Bo, three sisters and wards of Ko-KoMiss Fiona Canfield
Katisha, an elderly lady in love with Nanki-PooMiss Yvonne Howard
Katish'a pilot, accompanist and unrequited loverMr David Newman
Domestic StaffLucy Burns, Lucy Casson, Davide Camorani, Heather Craig, Rain De Rye Barrett, Ben Dixon, Bianca Hopkins, Anthony Kurt-Gabel, Rebecca Lee, Louisa McAlpine, David Murley, Lynn Robertson-Bruce, Nadia Sadiq, Colm Seery, Craig Turner

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