Following the highly successful all-male tours of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, Sasha Regan returns 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!
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.”
Rollickingly silly, beautifully sung and imaginatively reframed (Libby Purves – H.M.S. Pinafore 2016). Sasha was recently awarded the Special Achievement Award at the Off West End Awards 2017 for her contribution to musical theatre.
The Mikado or The Town of Titipu
Running time 2 hours (including an interval)
Box Office Tickets are available from individual theatre box office
Twitter @allmalemikado, #AllMaleMikado
Director Sasha Regan
Designer Ryan Dawson Laight
LX Designer Tim Deiling
Choreographer Holly Hughes
Musical Director Richard Baker
Associate Designer Kingsley Hall
Resident Director Will Keith
Producers Regan De Wynter Productions
Nanki-Poo – Richard Munday
Ko-ko David – McKechnie
Pish-Tush – Ben Vivian- Jones
Yum-Yum – Alan Richardson
Pitti-Sing – Jame Jukes
Peep-Bo – Richard Russell Edwards
Katisha – Alex Weatherhill
Mikado – James Waud
Ensemble – Matthew Hobbs
Ensemble – Daniel Slade
Ensemble – Joey Warne
Ensemble – Jordan Ginger
Ensemble – Peter Houston
Ensemble – Daniel Miles