The Mikado Spring 2022

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A Very Merry Return...

Desperate to get away? Take a trip to the topsy-turvy town of Titipu in the land of Pajan! Find romance, chicanery and a legal conundrum under the capricious eye of the Mikado...


Nanki-Poo cannot marry Yum-Yum because she is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, who cannot do his duty without executing himself.  Yet when the Mikado insists upon an execution, somehow no-one loses his head…


A production by The Merry Opera Company, directed by John Ramster with musical direction by Bradley Wood.


‘unpretentious, good-humoured frivolity’
~ Nicola Lisle, Oxford Times

It was our absolute Merry pleasure to return to the stage with our brand new production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado in Autumn 2021. After an incredibly difficult year and a half, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate a return to Merry form than with this surprising and high-octane romp through a beloved operetta classic, set against the backdrop of the energy and ebullience of music halls and vaudeville. And we were right! So right, in fact, that a highly demanded revival in early 2022 is already in the works, and will be available for booking very soon.

We will continue, where possible and relevant, to include information on Covid-19 safety procedures as advised by each venue in keeping with government guidelines as they develop. We'll see you very Merry soon!

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Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 February
Chelsea Theatre, London

Sunday 20 February
Wetherspoons Opera House
Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tuesday 22 - Sunday 27 February
Chelsea Theatre, London

Saturday 05 March
Lopping Hall, Loughton

Thursday 10 March
Chipping Norton Theatre

19 March
Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Friday 25 March
Festival Hall, Petersfield

Sunday 27 March
Public Hall & Theatre, Beccles


But don't take our word for it...check out what other audience members had to say about it!

"What a marvellous performance of the Mikado. It had me smiling from start to finish." ~ Thame Players Theatre audience member


"Just wanted to say how absolutely brilliant [The Mikado] was. I took my 15 year old granddaughter and we loved it, and thought it was better than the English National Opera one which we saw in Screen Arts a couple of years ago. Every singer was excellent. The costumes were terrific... It was so funny, so well sung. What lovely voices. It was such a privilege to see and hear people so talented, and for very little." ~ Thame Players Theatre audience member

 "It was all such fun and the standard of singing, playing, acting, costumes, props etc was just superb. We talked about it all day the next day! Many congratulations on such a brilliant show." ~ Bridport Arts Centre audience member

"I have been attending G&S productions since The d'Oyly Carte at their season in the New Theatre, Oxford back in the late ‘50s. Your performance last night in Bridport was an absolute delight." ~ Bridport Arts Centre audience member

"The acting and singing tonight were of such a high standard and being a bit of a G and S purist, I was unsure whether it would be for me but I need not have worried! Brilliant!" ~ Broadstairs Sarah Thorne Theatre audience member

"Thanks for a truly wonderful performance of The Mikado last night in Oxted. It was great to be transported from Covid to Pajan for a couple of merry and delightful hours." ~ Oxted Barn Theatre audience member