The Mikado

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Booking from 2 November 2019 until 30 November 2019
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Gilbert and Sullivan’s best-known opera The Mikado makes its way to the London Coliseum this October in Jonathan Miller’s inventive production. The show stars distinguished performers famous for their roles in Gilbert and Sullivan productions.

The Mikado originally premiered at London’s Savoy Theatre in 1885, and ran for 672 performances. At the time, this was second-longest running piece of musical theatre. In the year that followed, it is estimated that over 150 productions were staged across Europe and America.

Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum are in love, but there’s a problem: Yum-Yum is married to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders a beheading, rivals Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko must try to come to an arrangement which means nobody loses their head! This topsy-turvy story makes comedy out of the absurdity of laws, and features many famous songs, including Ko-Ko’s ‘little list’ song, which is always a highlight of the show.

Star Gilbert and Sullivan performer Richard Suart plays the role of Ko-Ko, a part he has made his own. Andrew Shore plays Pooh-Ba and distinguished bass Sir John Tomlinson portrays the oversized Mikado. ENO Harewood Artists Soraya Mafi and Elgan Llŷr Thomas will sing the romantic leads.

Farcically familiar and full of memories, The Mikado at the London Coliseum is a show not to be missed. The show begins performances on the 28th of October.

Child Friendly?

The age recommendation for The Mikado is yet to be announced.

Seating Tips

Click here for the London Coliseum seating chart and seat price guide.