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Charles Court Opera – The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan

Friday 10 July, 7.30pm
John Savournin – director
David Eaton – musical director
Rachael Szmukler – designer



Light opera makes a welcome return to Thaxted this year with Charles Court Opera’s acclaimed London production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece. Behind the 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. It has far-reaching and hilarious consequences, especially when the Mikado himself arrives. With well-known songs including A Wandering Minstrel I, I’ve Got a Little List, and Three Little Maids from School, this punchy satire is a treat for operetta-lovers and newcomers alike. ‘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…’ – The Stage


Tickets: £25/23/19/15/10 limited view
(£10 age 30 and under offer)

Thaxted Festival 2020 Mikado

© Bill Knight