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The Mikado

18th – 22nd October 2016, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

The Mikado presents a problem for directors - audiences love the show, and it consistently ranks as the all-time favourite Gilbert and Sullivan musical; yet for amateur performers the idea of presenting yet another 'fans and parasols' Mikado is rarely an exciting prospect. How to give the audience what they want, yet still make the process of working on the show exciting for the performers? This production was created to please both camps - having encouraged the cast to return to the original libretto and music with an open mind for inspiration, rather than slavishly copying old traditions.

This Mikado is set in 'a timeless Japan of the imagination', and in various locations around the city of Titipu, most notably within the city hall precincts. This is one of Gilbert's funniest scripts, and it brings great joy when audiences 130 years on still find it funny, and leave humming Sullivan's amazing tunes.

The Mikado

18th – 22nd October 2016, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester

The Mikado presents a problem for directors - audiences love the show, and it consistently ranks as the all-time favourite Gilbert and Sullivan musical; yet for amateur performers the idea of presenting yet another 'fans and parasols' Mikado is rarely an exciting prospect. How to give the audience what they want, yet still make the process of working on the show exciting for the performers? This production was created to please both camps - having encouraged the cast to return to the original libretto and music with an open mind for inspiration, rather than slavishly copying old traditions.

This Mikado is set in 'a timeless Japan of the imagination', and in various locations around the city of Titipu, most notably within the city hall precincts. This is one of Gilbert's funniest scripts, and it brings great joy when audiences 130 years on still find it funny, and leave humming Sullivan's amazing tunes.

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Creative Team

Simon Moss

Director

Suzanne Barnes

Musical Director

Grace Hawker

Assistant Director

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Cast

Rob Burbidge

Ko-Ko

Chris Roberts

Nanki-Poo

Grace Hawker

Yum-Yum

Selwyn Morgan

The Mikado

Karen Dacre

Katisha

Tom Mullins

Pooh-Bah

Bryony Smith

Pitti-Sing

Juliet Biard

Peep-Bo

Lance Trodd

Go-To

Chrissie Carling, Kate Crow, Marta Leskard and Olivia White

Ting-Ling, Pritti-Neat, Mi-Ow and Es-Te

Ensemble

Aileen Anderson, Pete Bartlett, Lizzie Clark, Geoff Cox, Anthony Dale, Teri Dale, Katherine Dipple, Gerald Elphick, Jenny Gaden, Samantha Hawkins, Iain Hicken, Mike Ide, Steff Kingsley, Ruth Ludlam, Paula Read, Sue Roffe, Richard Schofield, Lisa Smith, Liz Souter, Karen Spriggs

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