The Mikado – one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous operettas set to tour the UK in an all-male production
Following the highly successful all-male tours of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, Regan De Wynter Williams Productions and Sasha Regan return with the world premiere of the irresistible The Mikado – one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous operettas.
In true topsy –turvy fashion, Gilbert and Sullivan’s inherent humour and timeless tunefulness are married with Regan’s wicked sense of fun. This vibrant production successfully pokes playful fun at British politics and institutions. The crazy storyline takes us to 1950s England where a school camping trip is visiting the far away land of Titipu – a place where flirting is banned on pain of death and where tailors can become Lord High Executioners but cannot cut off another’s head, until they have cut off their own!
The cast for The Mikado includes Richard Munday, David McKechnie, Ben Vivian- Jones, Alan Richardson, Jame Jukes, Richard Russell Edwards, Alex Weatherhill, James Waud, Matthew Hobbs, Daniel Slade, Joey Warne, Jordan Ginger, Peter Houston and Daniel Miles.
Regan’s idea to transform these much-loved classics into all-male productions stems from her own experiences performing Gilbert and Sullivan at a single-sex school. Her shows are now renowned for playing on the humour that can emerge from these gender changes.
Regan comments, “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing our work playing in some of the most beautiful theatres our country has to offer. 2017 is going to be a great year for us as we bring a brand new staging to our audiences – it’s beyond exciting.”
The Mikado or The Town of Titipu tours April – July. For ticket information visit www.allmalemikado.com
Photo: Scott Rylander