In the mythical town of Titipu, flirting is a capital crime – punishable by death - where devious plots must be hatched to avoid such a terrible fate.
A year before the action unfolds, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado (the Emperor of Japan), fled his father's imperial court to escape certain marriage with Katisha, the resident court cougar.
Disguised as a travelling troubadour, Nanki-Poo falls in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a low-cost tailor to whom she is betrothed. All seems lost for Nanki-Poo - until he hears that Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for the crime of flirting. Spurred on by hope, Nanki-Poo returns to Titipu to reclaim the heart of his beloved Yum-Yum – then events take a turn toward the absurd and the saucy.
Filled to the brim with sparkling melodies including Three Little Maids, Tit-Willow and A Wand'ring Minstrel I, The Mikado is an effervescent tale sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Director Stuart Maunder and designer Simone Romaniuk are the creative forces that will make this witty and wacky romp of Gilbert and Sullivan’s a must-see.
It’s fresh, fun, cheeky ... and in English!
A new production by Opera Queensland. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Part of the 2012 See It Live Theatre Season.
Conductor: Brian Castles-Onion
Director: Stuart MaunderPilbeam Theatre
Saturday 11 August at 7.30pm
Approximate duration (including interval): 160 minutes
Adult $52 Pensioner / Unemployed / Student $42, Youth $42, Child $32, Family (2+3) $125, Group 10+ adults $42 each, school age group $28, QAC Adult $42,QAC Child $28
Tags: See It Live Season