Final casting has been confirmed for Charles Court Opera’s production of The Mikado, playing at the King’s Head Theatre from the 22nd March until the 21st April.
Directed by John Savournin, it has been confirmed that the cast is set to include: Matthew Palmer (The Mikado/Pish-Tush), Jack Roberts (Nanki-Poo), Philip Lee (Ko-Ko, except 6 – 8 April) Stephen Godward (Pooh-Bah, 31 March, 1 – 7 April /13 April /15 – 21 April), Matthew Kellett (Pooh-Bah ( 22 – 30 March/8 – 12 April, 14 April), Alys Roberts (Yum-Yum), Jessica Temple (Pitti-Sing), Corinne Cowling (Peep-Bo), Matthew Siveter (Katisha) and John Savournin (Ko-Ko, three performances only, 6 – 8 April).
Behind the closed doors at the British Consulate in the town of Titipu, Japan, the scheming, slippery Lord High Executioner is about to hatch one plot too far, with far-reaching and hilarious consequences for everyone involved, especially when the Mikado himself arrives… With such timeless comic songs as A wandering minstrel, I, I’ve got a little list and Three little maids from school and a brand new setting, this is The Mikado as you’ve never seen it before.
Talking about the production John Savournin said: “I’m very excited to be rediscovering this opera and looking at the setting with 21st century glasses on; to consider its place in today’s social climate, and to embrace afresh its humour, pathos, and the downright genius craftsmanship of one of Britain’s most prolific writing partnerships.”
Charles Court Opera’s production will also feature musical direction by David Eaton, set design by Rachel Szmukler and lighting design by Nicholas Holdridge.
The Mikado will play at the King’s Head Theatre from the 22nd March until the 21st April. For more information visit:http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/