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The Mikado


★★★★★ "From the opening explosion of energy this is a show that knows where it's heading, and that's to five-star heaven. Inventive on top of original wrapped in outrageous. This is the best fun you can have in a pub." - What's On Stage
★★★★ "The cast sings and acts with a winning blend of gusto and wit... perhaps the back room of a pub really is the best place to take your Gilbert & Sullivan.” - Evening Standard
★★★★★ "John Savournin directs with surety and panache. This production simply cannot be bettered. It deserves every accolade that will undoubtedly come its way." - The Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ "The Mikado is full of wit, impeccable timing and exceptional acting and singing by the energetic cast. This is a triumphant achievement both visually and musically, thanks to the fizzing energy that radiates from David Eaton at the piano." - The Stage
★★★★★ “As ingenious as origami, as joyful as cherry blossom, Charles Court Opera’s The Mikado is a treat at every level.” - Culture Whisper
★★★★★ Damian Czarnecki’s choreography deftly utilises every inch of space...there’s never really a dull moment in this meticulously-created production.” - Act Drop
★★★★ "Sparkling new treatment of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic. The Charles Court Opera are most certainly all ablaze with ever-living glory." - Playhouse Pickings
★★★★ "A terrific crowd pleasing production, the comedy is sublime... it works a dream" - Remote Goat

The Mikado of Japan & Pish-Tush                                   MATTHEW PALMER
Nanki-Poo, A wandering minstrel                                     JACK ROBERTS
Ko-Ko, The Lord High Executioner of Titipu                    PHILIP LEE (except 6th - 8th April, when John Savournin will play Ko-Ko)
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else                               MATTHEW KELLETT (22nd - 30th March / 8th - 12th April / 14th April)
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else                               STEPHEN GODWARD (31st March/ 1st - 7th April / 13th April / 15th - 21st April)
Yum-Yum, A Ward of Ko-Ko, also engaged to Ko-Ko     ALYS ROBERTS
Pitti-Sing, A Ward of Ko-Ko                                                JESSICA TEMPLE
Peep-Bo, A Ward of Ko-Ko                                                 CORINNE COWLING
Katisha                                                                                   MATTHEW SIVETER

Director / CCO Artistic Director                                         JOHN SAVOURNIN
Musical Director                                                                    DAVID EATON
Choreographer                                                                       DAMIAN CZARNECKI
Set & Costume Designer                                                      RACHEL SZMUKLER
Lighting Designer                                                                  NICHOLAS HOLDRIDGE
Stage Manager                                                                       OCTAVIA PENES
Costume Supervisor & Wardrobe Mistress                       KATIE VINICOMBE
Design Assistant / Props                                                      JESSICA HUCKIN