Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado

Fake, fatuous
and full of hot air.
Titipu’s finest are
farcically familiar.

28 Oct - 30 Nov 2019

Gilbert & Sullivan’s topsy-turvy story focuses on the unfolding love between Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum and the absurdity of laws and law-makers.

Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum but she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head!

Packed full of memorable melodies, the most celebrated moment of all is the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko’s ‘little list’ song, which is always a topical highlight of Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive production.

Returning to the role he has made his own, star G&S performer Richard Suart is the scheming Ko-Ko. He is joined by Andrew Shore as Pooh-Bah. As the oversized Mikado, we welcome distinguished bass Sir John Tomlinson.

The romantic leads are played by two ENO Harewood Artists, Soraya Mafi and Elgan Llŷr Thomas.

Opening night Gala performance:

The opening night of The Mikado is also our Annual Gala performance – this year in aid of the Sir John Tomlinson Fellowship to support ENO Harewood Artists, our flagship training programme for British born or trained singers with the potential for an international career.

Tickets include a donation and a glass of bubbly on arrival. You may be asked for your little list – so be prepared.

Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and LA Opera

'If you have never seen it, go. If it’s a decade or two since you last went, then go again.'

The Guardian

'Riotous production hits the funny bone.'

WhatsOnStage

6 Evening Performances Remaining
3 Matinee Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 40mins

We offer brilliant opera experiences at a range of affordable prices. Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Pre performance talk
16 Nov 2019
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Signed Performance
22 Nov 2019
Language
English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.
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Creative Team

Chris Hopkins

Conductor

Jonathan Miller

Director

Elaine Tyler-Hall

Revival Director

Stefanos Lazaridis

Set Designer

Sue Blane

Costume Designer

Davy Cunnigham

Lighting Designer

Anthony van Laast

Choreographer

Carol Grant

Revival Choreographer

Cast

John Tomlinson

The Mikado of Japan

Elgan Llŷr Thomas

Nanki-Poo

Richard Suart

Ko-Ko

Andrew Shore

Pooh-Bah

Ben McAteer

Pish-Tush

Soraya Mafi

Yum-Yum

Sioned Gwen Davies

Pitti-Sing

Yvonne Howard

Katisha