Following her critically acclaimed highly successful all-male productions of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, Sasha Regan returns to London’s Wilton’s Music Hall – the only surviving Grand Music Hall in the world – with Gilbert and Sullivan’s irresistible The Mikado.
The Mikado will run from Wednesday 7 June to Saturday 1 July. It will then tour to Theatre Royal Winchester 3 – 8 July, Theatre Royal Bath 10 – 15 July, Hall for Cornwall 20 – 22 July.
One of G&S’s most famous operettas, featuring the songs “A Wand’ring Minstrel I”, “Behold the Lord High Executioner” and “Three little maids from school are we”, ‘The Mikado’ is traditionally set in Japan. But this vibrant production successfully pokes playful fun at British politics and institutions by transposing the crazy storyline to an all-boys school in 1950s England. A school camping trip is visiting the far away land of Titipu – a place where flirting is banned on pain of death and where tailors can become Lord High Executioners but cannot cut off another’s head, until they have cut off their own!
Regan’s idea to transform these much-loved classics into all-male productions stems from her own experience performing Gilbert and Sullivan at a single-sex school. Her shows are renowned for playing on the unique humour it creates.
Cast to be announced.
Creative team includes: Director Sasha Regan, Designer Ryan Dawson Laight, Choreographer Adam Haigh, Casting Adam Brahm, Producers Regan De Wynter Williams.
Sasha Regan was recently awarded the Special Achievement Award at the Off West End Awards for her contribution to musical theatre.