19:45, Tue 6th – Sat 10th February 2007 at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Lent Week 3
Arguably the most popular opera ever written, Gilbert and Sullivan's most enduring work continues to delight audiences spanning the world. Replete with biting satire and social commentary which remain hilariously relevant to modern audiences, The Mikado is a tale of love and decapitation set in a typically topsy-turvy Japan, with a score packed full of some of the duo's best loved songs.
Disguised as a wandering minstrel, the Mikado's son, Nanki-Poo falls in love with the beautiful Yum-Yum. However, each of them has a rival for their affections - the dragon-like Katisha and the self-important Ko-Ko. In a world where executionees become executioners and flirting is punishable by death, can their love survive?