Director Thom Southerland, who wowed critics and public alike with award-winning, sold out productions of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, directs a radically re-conceived and acclaimed new productionn of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-loved operetta, The Mikado at the Charing Cross Theatre.
The Mikado, with a Noël Coward sensitivity and G & S’s delightful, much-loved score is performed acoustically on two baby grand pianos.
This updated version of The Mikado is set in the Titipu Umbrella and Fan Factory, owned by The Mikado. All the familiar characters and songs remain intact, including Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, who sing the classic “Three little maids from school are we”, as workers in the department providing fans for local schools.
★★★★ “A real Christmas treat” Sunday Express
★★★★" A perfect family choice for Christmas. " Remote Goat
★★★★ “By far the most dramatically impressive performance is that of Caine's poised and pouty Katisha; superbly acted and feriously sung” Plays to See
★★★★ ""I can confidently say that once you’ve settled into your seat, you’ll soon forget about your life worries with Thom Southerland’s production of The Mikado: a wonderfully upbeat and jubilant show" Trend FEM
★★★★★ “A fantastic telling of The Mikado” London Theatre 1
★★★★ "Standout moments come from Matthew Crowe for his silky smooth voice, voluptuous vibrato and charmingly good looks. Rebecca Caine for her sheer mastery of the art of performance, the singing, the acting and the brilliant characterisation – all incredible" West End Wilma
★★★★ “Nothing short of remarkable” Downstage Centre
The cast includes Rebecca Caine (Katisha) and Mark Heenehan (The Mikado), with Matthew Crowe, Leigh Coggins, Hugh Osborne, Steve Watts, Jacob Chapman, Sophie Rohan, Cassandra McCowan, Alyssa Martin, Kayleigh McKnight, Andrew Dovaston, Josh Wylie, Zac Wancke and George Tebbutt.
An ideal Christmas treat, book your Mikado tickets today!