The Mikado

1978.2 - The MikadoGeorge Jenkins Theatre : August 1978

Brief Synopsis

Nanki-Poo has banished himself from the little town of Titipu because he is hopelessly in love with the beautiful young lady, Yum-Yum. Yum-Yum however, is engaged to her guardian, Ko-Ko. Upon learning that Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for the crime of flirting, Nanki-Poo returns to Titipu to claim Yum-Yum’s hand. After an odd turn of events, it turns out that Ko-Ko has not only been reprieved of his death sentence, but has earned a promotion to the post of Lord High Executioner. Unfortunately, he is not a big fan of killing people. With the Mikado of Japan becoming increasingly annoyed at the lack of executions taking place, Ko-Ko makes a deal with Nanki-Poo. He allows Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, as long as he is executed after that month. Complications arrive though, when it is discovered that a condemned man’s wife must join her spouse in death by being buried alive.

 

 

 

 

 

Production Team Director Michael Blake
  Musical Director Basil Gleeson
     
  Production Manager Alberto Salvato
     
  Stage Director John McCormack
     
Design Team Scenic Design Pat Morton
  Costume Design Aileen Peacock
    Trudi McKenzie
  Lighting Director Bruce Morton
     
Cast The Mikado Brian Harris
  Nanki-Poo Geoff Hinde
  Ko-Ko Michael walker
  Pooh-Bah Alan Coulson
  Pish-Tush Greg Rekers
  Yum-Yum Trudi McKenzie
  Pitti-Sing Helen Mills
  Peep-Bo Lyn Thomas
  Katisha Susanne Dodds
  Chorus Judith Breeze
    Audrey Carruthers
    Sue Kawecki
    Lesley Langman
    Anne Logan
    Cheryl Mann
    Sandra Mann
    Janet Newman
    Terri Ovendon
    Sue Otto
    Coral Rekers
    Jean Riley
    Judith Smith
    Janice Smith
    Caryl Wynne
    Stephen Bowen
    Charles Boldiston
    Tim Cole
    Alan deNeise
    Patrick Gleeson
    Michael Guest
    John Langman
    Bill McNeilly
    Geoff Nougher
    Eddie Porajski
    Peter Rekers
    Andrew Vial
    Neil Walter
     
Team Assistant to the Director Mary-Jo Rennick
    Kerry Mann
  Properties Lyn Cornish
    Phillip Grace
  Ticket Secretary Ann Sims
  Publicity and Promotions Linda Hewison
    Mary-Jo Rennick
  Front of House Dawn Mau
  Call Girl Joan McDowell
  Set Construction Co-ordinator Pat Morton
  Set Construction Tom Hand
  Program Kel Pearson
  Lighting Assistant Ron Elliott
    Bill Seppelt
    Greg Randall
  Leader and Convenor Heather Birrell
  Chorus Master Basil Gleeson
  Rehearsal Pianist Meredith Armstrong
     
Orchestra Violin Joy Boldiston
    Doris Boyce
    Irene Bulloch
    John Conyers
  Viola Heather Birrell
  Cello Erwin Matzner
  Clarinet Ian Clapperton
    Alan Tacon
  Oboe Stephen Robinson
    Betty Bond
  Trumpet Jim Jardiner
    Janette Shepherd
  Trombone Frank Bardi
  Flute Rodger Bruce
  Piano Meredith Armstrong
  Bass Don More
  Percussion Angala Rogers
  Conductor Basil Gleeson
     
Venue   George Jenkins Theatre