The Mikado - 2016

Music by AS Sullivan
Lyrics by WS Gilbert

Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville
March 2 – May 15, 2016
Production Team
Director: Richard Trevaskis
Musical Director: Brian Chatterton OAM
Production Manager: Joel Beclu
Production Designer: David Lampard
About

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA and Co-Opera are collaborating to tour, in regional Australia, Adelaide and beyond, the G&S’s celebrated 2011 production of The Mikado.

What do emails, liquorice allsorts and boy bands have to do with The Mikado?

W.S. Gilbert’s satire in this best known and loved of his collaborations with Arthur Sullivan was, as always, British society – in particular government, the monarchy and social class in general. At the time it was written everything Japanese was in vogue, so Gilbert’s Britain was clothed in the exotic trappings of Japan, using authentic (and expensive) fabrics, and a Japanese hostess from the grand exhibition teaching the ladies Japanese deportment.

It may have looked like Japan, but it was Britain heavily disguised. This production, with its gently modernist touches, thins the disguise, and emphasises the relevance of the satire to contemporary society and government.  The striking design places the action somewhere between then and now, and somewhere between Japan and anywhere else that has a government, with a definite nod to Britain. You may even spot a couple of royal favourites.

Highly popular in its inaugural season …..

Ric Trevaskis

Director

DateTimePlaceBook Tickets
2 March 20166.30 pm for 7.30 pmBlack Tie Gala
Living Choice Fullarton Retirement Village
123 Fisher Street Fullarton SA
5 March 20165 pmAnlaby
829 Anlaby Road
Hamilton - via Kapunda, SA 5373
20 March 20162 pmLake Cania,
Cania Gorge National Park, Monto, Qld
23 March 20166.30 pm for 7 pmWalgett Showground
Walgett NSW
27 March 20163 pmOpera at Langford
Langford Homestead, Thunderbolts Way (1km south of Walcha)
Walcha, NSW 2354

29 March 20167 pmCasino, NSW
2 April 20167.30 pmWhite Cliffs Sporting Club
Evelyn Street
White Cliffs NSW
10 April 20167.30 pmCasterton Town Hall
Casterton VIC
11 April 20167.30 pmLismore Community Centre Auditorium
Lismore VIC
13 April 20167 pmMerimbula NSW
15 April 20167 pmElmore Memorial Hall
Elmore VIC
17 April 20167 pmWillunga Sports Centre
Main Road
Willunga SA
6 May 20166.30 pm for 7.30 pmThe Thomas Edmonds Opera StudioBook here
7 May 20166.30 pm for 7.30 pmThe Thomas Edmonds Opera StudioBook here
8 May 20162 pm for 3 pmThe Thomas Edmonds Opera StudioBook here
13 May 20166.30 pm for 7.30 pmThe Thomas Edmonds Opera StudioBook here
14 May 20166.30 pm for 7.30 pmThe Thomas Edmonds Opera StudioBook here
15 May 20162 pm for 3 pmThe Thomas Edmonds Opera StudioBook here
19 May 20167 pmRymill Memorial Hall
Penola SA
Book here
28 May 20167 pmRoxby Downs Leisure Centre
Roxby Downs SA
Book here

See more about the 2011 productionTeaser Trailer

Ticket Information

Adults $49

Concession $39

Students (under 26 years) $16

Groups (10 +) 20% discount on adult tickets.

(includes booking fees)

 

Cast
Principals
The Mikado – Daniel Smerdon
Nanki-Poo – James Nicholson/Zachary McCulloch (share role)
Ko-Ko – Rod Schultz
Pooh-Bah – Eddie Muliau
Pish-Tush – James Moffatt & Macintyre Howie Reeves (share role)
Yum-Yum – Sarah Jane Pattichis & Grace Bawden (share role)
Pitti-Sing – Bethany Hill
Peep-Bo – Karina Jay & Monique Watson
Katisha – Sidonie Henbest & Jodie O’Regan (share role)