'A glorious production of Gilbert and Sullivan's best comic opera' - ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Express
Almost 30 years on from its premiere, Jonathan Miller's dazzlingly inventive staging returns to the London Coliseum for what has become for many the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.
Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, Miller's Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. The combination of Gilbert's virtuosic wit, Sullivan's memorable melodies and Miller's hilarious antics is irresistible.
Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado for the first time, 46 years after making his ENO debut, while Richard Suart, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner?s pathological ?little list?, returns as Ko-Ko. ENO Harewood Artists Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory play the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, while ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow Fergus Macleod makes his company debut.
Saturday 21 November 2015 to Saturday 2 March 2016
Running time 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 interval
Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage
The performance on Sunday 29 November will be filmed as part of ENO Screen
The performance on Thursday 3 December will be broadcast live as part of ENO Screen.