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| The Mikado presented by Gibert and Sullivan Opera Victoria|
|Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 July |
Thursday - Saturday, 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2pm
With memorable music, endearing characters and some of the wittiest lyrical comedy in the English language, The Mikado is a triumph of farce and flair. An enduringly popular operetta, its sly topsy-turvy tale and self-deprecating humour satirized the established social norms of etiquette and bureaucracy in Victorian England. GSOV is proud to present a vibrant and colourful new staging which will creatively intertwine Gilbertís imagined Japan with a respectful nod to the countryís traditional culture. Directed by the multi talented Andrew McGrail and supported by much-admired Musical Director Timothy John Wilson, audiences are in for a treat with a reinvigorated interpretation of a much-loved classic.
Nanki-Poo, the in-disguise son of The Mikado has fled court to avoid an arranged marriage, arriving in the picturesque town of Titipu to marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. She is however, engaged to Ko-Ko, a recently promoted Lord High Executioner, previously arrested on the charge of flirting. An edict from The Mikado demands a quota execution, but Koko cannot bring himself to kill anyone; concurrently Nanki-Poo declares he cannot live without Yum-Yum and plans to end it all. An idea is ignited to give them both what they want - a month of honeymoon happiness for the sweethearts, followed by a decidedly abrupt but agreed executionerís ending. However, the arrival in town of the spurned Katisha lands everyone in hot water. Will the punishment fit the crime? With melodious mischief and preposterous plots, the tangled web unravels, youíll just have to see how everyone ends up singing happily ever after.
Take advantage of our Early Bird prices which are available until May 31st and BOOK NOW!
Full $43 (Early Bird $39)
Concession $37 (Early Bird $33) (Must hold a valid Pension or Health Care Card)
Student $28 (Early Bird $24)
Child $22 (Early Bird $18) (16 years and younger)
Family of 3 $78 (Early Bird $69) (Maximum of one adult per booking)
Family of 4 $117 (Early Bird $103)(Maximum of two adults per booking)
Groups of 10 or more $35
Transaction fees apply - $3.70 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
Darebin Arts Centre
Cnr St Georges Road and Bell Street, Preston
Running time approximately 170 minutes, with interval
Latecomers admitted at a suitable break in the performance
Filming and photography permitted
We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 8470 8280 to make your booking.