Saturday 19th June
Charles Court Opera
The “masters of G&S in small spaces”, Charles Court Opera, return with their stylish, highly successful 5 star London production of the most loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpieces, The Mikado.
Gardens open 4pm.
Performance starts at 6pm.
20 minute interval. Approximate finish at 8.30pm.
PRESENTED BY CHARLES COURT OPERA
Behind 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... Containing familiar songs including “A wandering minstrel, I”, ”I’ve got a little list” and “Three little maids from school”, this punchy and hilarious satire promises to be a treat for operetta lovers and newcomers alike.
The production is directed by John Savournin, who’s recent and current productions include Trial by Jury for Opera North, and The Pirates of Penzance in collaboration with Opera Holland Park.
Director: John Savournin
Musical Director: David Eaton
Designer: Rachel Szmukler
What's On Stage
From the opening explosion of energy this is a show that knows where it's heading, and that's to five-star heaven
The cast sings and acts with a winning blend of gusto and wit...
The Mikado is full of wit, impeccable timing and exceptional acting and singing by the energetic cast. This is a triumphant achievement both visually and musically
Charles Court Opera - The Mikado
ABOUT CHARLES COURT OPERA
CHARLES COURT OPERA has been described as one of the leading and most versatile chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK. They are one of the champions of the current reinvigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan, described as “the masters of G&S in small places” and are committed to devising new work, particularly known for their legendary ‘Boutique Pantos’, presented in London every Christmas. They have performed across the UK in venues ranging from pub theatres to concert halls, and have toured to Spain, the US, Ireland and France, and are the current visiting company at the Iford Arts Festival and an associate company of The King’s Head Theatre, London.
Over 14 years CCO have presented a wide range of repertoire including Patience, Ruddigore, The Mikado, H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, one act operettas by Sullivan without Gilbert, including their notorious productions of The Zoo and Trial by Jury, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Puccini’s La Bohème and Tosca, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Impresario, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri, and an evening of the Avant Garde including music by Ligeti, Maxwell Davies and Schoenberg, linked to a composition education project supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and RC Sherriff Trust. CCO recently returned to the King’s Head Theatre to present new productions’ of The Mikado & H.M.S Pinafore. CCO have just completed a summer tour of the U.K with their productions of H.M.S Pinafore and Ruddigore and are looking forward to returning to the King’s Head Theatre this Christmas with their thirteenth festive boutique pantomime - The Nativity Panto.