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The Mikado The Mikado

Director Thom Southerland, who wowed critics and public alike with award-winning, sold out productions of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel directs this acclaimed new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-loved operetta, The Mikado at the Charing Cross Theatre this Christmas. 

In this production, which boasts a Noël Coward sensitivity, Gilbert & Sullivan's delightful, much-loved score will be performed acoustically on two baby grand pianos.This Hobson’s Choice-inspired take on The Mikado is set in the Titipu Umbrella and Fan Factory, owned by The Mikado. All the familiar characters and songs remain intact, including Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo and Pitti-Sing, who sing the classic Three Little Maids From School Are We, as workers in the department providing fans for local schools.
 
★★★★ “A real Christmas treat” Daily Express
 
 “Director Thom Sutherland has been quietly superb in staging the piece” London Theatre Reviews 
 
"Two hours of pure pleasure” Theatreworld
 
★★★★" A perfect family choice for Christmas" Remote Goat 
 
“Mark Heenehan is a sonorous Mikado” Reviewsgate
 
★★★★ “By far the most dramatically impressive performance is that of Caine's poised and pouty Katisha; superbly acted and feriously sung” Plays to See 
 
"If you have seen half a dozen or more Mikados, this one will give you something different and if you haven't seen half a dozen Mikados, this is a great place to start!” Broadwayworld
 
“Just the treat for a most entertaining night at the theatre” There ought to be Clowns
 
★★★★ "I can confidently say that once you’ve settled into your seat, you’ll soon forget about your life worries with Thom Southerland’s production of The Mikado: a wonderfully upbeat and jubilant show" Trend FEM 
 
“Just the treat for a most entertaining night at the theatre” There ought to be Clowns
 
“Hugh Osborne is in splendid form as he fusses and dithers along. He is blessed with a marvellously wicked updating of his little list – surely the most funny and up-to-date list ever” Music Theatre Review 
 
★★★★★ “A fantastic telling of The Mikado” London Theatre 1 
 
“Rebecca Caine is sensational as Katisha. Her presence is demanding and her vocals soar” West End Frame
 
"Rebecca Caine is a fabulous, fearsome Katisha, her huge voice easily filling the theatre” Theatrecat
 
“The loudest laughs are for Ko-Ko’s specially written “little list” of people “who never will be missed”, including the “frog-faced former minister who shouts at cabbies when he’s p...ed”. I can’t imagine who he’s referring to" Evening Standard
 
"A hit that's still going strong nearly 130 years on” Whats On Stage 
 
★★★★ "Standout moments come from Matthew Crowe for his silky smooth voice, voluptuous vibrato and charmingly good looks. Rebecca Caine for her sheer mastery of the art of performance, the singing, the acting and the brilliant characterisation – all incredible" West End Wilma 
 
★★★★ “Nothing short of remarkable” Downstage Centre 
 
“Without a tree, a turkey and tickets to see “The Mikado” at Charing Cross Theatre, your Christmas will lack something crucial indeed” Theatre Monkey
 
The cast includes Rebecca Caine (Katisha) and Mark Heenehan (The Mikado), with Matthew Crowe, Leigh Coggins, Hugh Osborne, Steve Watts, Jacob Chapman, Sophie Rohan, Cassandra McCowan, Alyssa Martin, Kayleigh McKnight, Andrew Dovaston, Josh Wylie, Zac Wancke and George Tebbutt. 
 
Performance Times:- Monday to Sat at 7.30pm, Sat at 3pm 
 
Christmas Weeks schedule 
Mon 22nd December – 7.30pm 
Tue 23rd December – 3pm & 7.30pm 
Weds 24th December – No performance 
Thu 25th December – No performance 
Fri 26th December – No performance 
Sat 27th December – 3pm & 7.30pm 
Sun 28th December – 3pm  
Mon 29th December – 7.30pm 
Tues 30th December – 3pm & 7.30pm 
Wed 31st December – No performance 
Thur 1st January – 3pm & 7.30pm 
Fri 2nd January  - 7.30pm 
Sat 3rd January – 3pm & 7.30pm

Thu, 27th November 2014 to Sat, 3rd January 2015 (opening Tue, 2nd December 2014)
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