March 21st - 25th
Carriageworks Theatre - Leeds
Start with a lost son, add a crazy love triangle, an unhinged executioner and a love-crazed old lady. Mix in a fair amount of unscrupulous shenanigans from just about everyone else; and we have the wondrous Mikado! Combine with the highbrow goings-on of a private school in the midst of an Ofsted inspection and a Japanese project day… and we have the incomparable Leeds G&S Society's version of the wondrous The Mikado.
With all the beloved songs such as Three Little Maids, I Have a Little List and The Sun Whose Rays, this is a wonderful chance to see the classic story with all its fabulous farcical fun with a few twists to boot! A treat indeed.
Since its premiere in 1885 at the Savoy Theatre in London, The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu) has become one of the most-performed pieces of musical theatre in history. As with many of Gilbert and Sullivan's productions, the show satirizes aspects of Victorian Britain's politics and aristocracy. This complex satire is characterized by the clever wordplay, memorable tunes, and endearing characters that have allowed Gilbert and Sullivan's popularity with audiences to endure for well over a century.
Do come and join us for it.