Tale of love, power and corruption as operetta hits stage

The Mikado
The Mikado

The Northampton Gilbert and Sullivan Group is to perform The Mikado for its latest production.

It is the tale of Nanki-Poo, (the son of The Mikado trying to escape the clutches of the elderly Katisha), and the inhabitants of Titipu led by Ko-Ko (the Lord High Executioner) and Pooh-Bah (the Lord High everything else), as they await the arrival of Yum-Yum and her wedding day.

Set in rural Japan, the story of The Mikado has the most recognisable music of all the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and combines colourful characters with an underlying tale of power, corruption, love, betrothal and sycophancy.

It runs from Monday March 16 to Saturday March 21 at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton. Performances are at 7.30pm with a matinee on the show’s final night.

To book tickets call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Visit www.northamptongandsgroup.co.uk for more about the group.