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London Coliseum, London4.550 reviews
Wit, charm and catchy tunes in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Mikado

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The English National Opera's The Mikado tickets available now at affordable prices!

This magnificent production presents the topsy-turvy story by Arthur Sullivan and W.S.GilbertTickets for The Mikado at the London Coliseum aren’t just Titipu’s finest, but the finest in the West End when it comes to comic operas.   

The Mikado focuses on the unfolding love story between Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum. However, early obstacles stand in their way, as Yum-Yum is already betrothed to the new Lord High Executioner, Ko-Ko. After the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko come together in order to settle on an arrangement in which no one has to lose their heads!

ENO brings The Mikado back to the Coliseum in London

Sullivan’s comic opera is bursting with memorable melodies, the most renowned moment being the ‘little list’ song by Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. It is considered a topical highlight of Jonathan Miller’s astounding inventive production. This ENO production of The Mikado is sung in English with surtitles projected above the stage during most performances.

Baritone Richard Suart (Zeta in The Merry Widow) will be returning to the role he has made his own, the scheming Ko-Ko. Joining him in the role of Pooh-Bah is Baritone Andrew Shore (Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow). Sir John Tomlinson (Boris Ismailov in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) will join the cast as the oversized Mikado.

The two romantic leads of Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum are played by two ENO Harewood Artists, Soraya Mafi and Elgan Llŷr Thomas.

ENO Gala Performance The Mikado Opening Night

Opening night of The Mikado is also the ENO's annual Gala performance. This year's gala performance is in support of the Sir John Tomlinson Fellowship which supports ENO Harewood Artists, the English National Opera's flagship training programme for British born/trained singers who have the potential for an international career. Tickets purchased for the gala performance, Monday 28 October, will include in the price a donation and a glass of bubbly.

The unfurling love story of a comic-opera size is not one to be missed so be sure to book The Mikado ENO tickets now! Miller’s dazzling production will open 23 October 2019 at the West End's London Coliseum and tickets are already limited so be sure to act fast to secure the best seats at the best prices!

Don't forget to check out the English National Opera programme for the upcoming 2019/2020 season here.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.

Running time

2hr 40min

Performance dates

28 October - 30 November 2019


Some material in this production may not be suitable for children.

Special notes

Sung in English with lyrics projected above the stage with the exception of the performance on Saturday 2 November when there will be no surtitles. Please note: No view of surtitles from row H backwards in Dress Circle and rows K & L in the Upper Circle. ALSO NOTE: OPENING NIGHT GALA: The Opening Night performance of The Mikado will be a Gala Performance-- the price of tickets will include a donation and a GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE. Please Note: on Sunday 29 November will be filmed as part of ENO Screen. Thursday 3rd December will be broadcast live as part of ENO Screen.


There will be a signed performance Friday 22 November.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Group Pricing

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Customer Reviews

50 reviews4.5

Katharine Wright2nd December

What a fantastic performance. The whole production was wonderful.

Trickcyclist1st December

Disappointed. Compared to other productions I've seen at ENO (Glass, Akhnaten etc) this felt cheap: ie, no change of sets and little visual spectacle. Maybe also G&S is not my thing.

Hugo Meirelles Júnior1st December

I missed the real The Mikado during the show. I felt I was watching Downtown Abbey instead. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the singer who played Nanki-Poo, the dancers and the orchestra. The scenery was incredibly monotonous, and the stage clothes were annoyingly distracting. Since it was a stagecraft revival, I should have known that beforehand. As a revival, it was a masterpiece, really well performed.

Dr A.1st December

Poignant Miller memories- brilliant staging, costumes and performances

William Bethell1st December

Excellent production.

MARTIN1st December

The seats in the Upper Circle are far too close together making it very uncomfortable

Barry Million1st December

Performance was great.set was brilliant...Koko and the minister for everything were very skilled ,timing, diction,presence.a.great night out.

David Keith Meggitt23rd November

Overall excellent!

Michael23rd November

A fabulous unique take on the Mikado by the inimitable Jonathan Miller! Witty, sexy (the dancing bell-boys and chamber-maids were gorgeous) superbly acted and sung. G&S for the 21st Century! Excellence and beauty extended even to the Interval Bar service team!

Rob Faulkner17th November

Excellent performance, but pricey

John Chapman17th November

Great production. Speech did no carry fully to upper circle. Also some soloists voices could have been stronger

Naomi Heim Israel 17th November

A wonderful profuction