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The Mikado Tickets

London Opera
Wit, charm and catchy tunes in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Mikado
Almost 30 years on from its premiere, Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive staging returns to the London Coliseum for what has become for many the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera. The Mikado is still the most frequently performed Savoy Opera, which was a type of comic opera that was born in Victorian England in the late 19th century. The opera opened on 14t March 1885 in London and had then record-breaking 672 perforamnces, making it the second longest run for any work of musical theatre! In the same year it opened in London, 150 theatre and opera companies are estimated to have produced it by the end of the year. Thanks to its vivid characters and exotic nature, tt remains especially popular with amateur and school productions. Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. The combination of Gilbert’s virtuosic wit, Sullivan’s memorable melodies and Miller’s hilarious antics is irresistible. Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado for the first time, 46 years after making his ENO debut, while Richard Suart, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner’s pathological ‘little list’, returns as Ko-Ko. ENO Harewood Artists Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory play the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, while ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow Fergus Macleod makes his company debut. Please note: Sunday 29 November will be filmed as part of ENO Screen. Thursday 3rd December will be broadcast live as part of ENO Screen.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 (15 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Nov 29, 2015

    Very good performances. Reasonably priced food and drink at interval. Pleasant theatre staff.

  • Review Avatar Nov 29, 2015

    Loved the show I wish the dancers were used more Felt they were rushed on and off too quick they are all so talented would like to of seen them longer

  • Review Avatar Dec 7, 2015

    Excellent - beyond expectation

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2016

    Very good. Theatre ENO. Far too hot in Upper Circle.

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2016

    Great singing, costumes and music, a wonderful production albeit slightly modern. A more traditional Japanese setting is what I was expecting but the producer pulled it off well. Ko-Ko was superb!

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2016

    Good value for seats and an amazing production. Thank you!

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2016

    The voices were a bit too low Everything else was just so perfect

  • Review Avatar Jan 31, 2016

    Good seats. Amazing production

  • Review Avatar Feb 1, 2016

    We thought it was a most brilliant production and excellent entertainment.

  • Review Avatar Feb 5, 2016

    The production was excellent and the costumes fantastic BUT the acoustics were awful - we could not hear the words for the individual singers. Lots of other people sat in the dress circle commented the same. We spoke to the steward who suggested we move forward to empty seats where the sound is better but there were no spare seats. It was a present for my mum and I felt really embarrassed that she couldn't hear the words - it made me wish I'd bought closer seats - but I din't ever think I wouldn't be able to hear properly.

  • Review Avatar Feb 5, 2016

    Excellent production professionally executed. Enjoyable evening out.

  • Review Avatar Feb 7, 2016

    Brilliant!!!!!! Everything about this production was A1. It's my 3rd time!

  • Review Avatar Feb 7, 2016

    It was first time to Opera and it was really fantastic. Seats we had were just a little too far back so we couldn't see screen. Overall very good will go again.

  • Review Avatar Feb 9, 2016

    Brilliant production. Wonderful music, classic G&S comedy and up-to-date references- What's not to like ? As is usually the case, it doesn't pay to buy London theatre tickets until the last minute if you are prepared to take the risk on availability! Who wants to sit next to someone who paid half the price you did? I just hope ENO can resolve their funding crisis without excluding those like me who live hours from London, so pay high travel and accommodation costs before buying expensive tickets. What about more all-inclusive deals or a limited number of cut-price tickets ? Are such deals already available, and if so how do I access them? Wonderful ENO is too important to lose!

  • Review Avatar Feb 11, 2016

    A very very good experience. The actors & actresses were brilliant and executed the story magically! Pity the theatre ran out of programmes for the matinee. However the staff were pleasant and genuinely upset fronting the management. Don' t quite understand the logic of the management would have thought they would have known how many seats were filled and estimated a programme for every two seats. Or alternatively get a better printing contract. Surely there is enough competition in the printing industry these days to get someone to do a short run . After all the setting up is by computer not set by hand as previously, so it is only a time and manpower cost even if it is a short run?????

  • Review Avatar Feb 18, 2016

    Thoroughly enjoyed the show and the 1930's backdrop!