19:45, Tue 11th – Sat 15th November 2003 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5
CUMTS returns to the ADC stage, after the sell-out successes of West Side Story (Cambridge Arts Theatre) Into the Woods and Company (ADC Theatre) with Broadway's outrageously entertaining jazz, rock and swing version of the G&S favourite.
The Japanese town of Titi-pu is transported to a smoky jazz club, where the establishment comes up against the wrath of torch-song diva Katisha, executioner Koko, and the powerful zoot-suited Mikado. As the Three Little Maids pay close-harmony homage to the Andrews Sisters, heads are about to roll when the club's delectable doo-wah singer Yum-Yum decides she wants to marry Nanki-Poo, a trumpet player in a travelling swing band - or so he seems...
Rocking the rafters with joyful harmony, flashy kimonos and a song about a depressed bluetit, Hot Mikado is a glamorous and jazzy Japanese feel-good feast of all that is swinging, sequined and sizzling hot.