Hot Mikado

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In April 2015 EHOS went back to their roots with this performance 55 years on from our very first production of The Mikado. 

East meets West head-on in this hilarious 1940’s-style update of a Gilbert and Sullivan favorite. Featuring  an intoxicating mix of styles and influences, classics such as A Wand’ring Minstrel I and Three Little Maids are transmuted into show-stopping blues, swing, hot gospel numbers and scorching torch songs.  

Find out what happens when the clean lines and color of Japanese design combine with the big band  sights and sounds of popular American song and dance!

STORY
Young Nanki-Poo, the Mikado’s son masquerading as a Second Trumpet player, arrives in the town of Titipu looking for the beautiful Yum-Yum.

After bribing various officials he learns that she is still going to be marrying a former tailor turned Lord High executioner, Koko. Meanwhile, the Mikado demands that Ko-Ko execute one person within the next month.

Nanki-Poo agrees to be executed as long as he can spend a month as Yum-Yum’s husband. However, the plan goes awry when the Mikado makes a surprise visit to Titipu and brings with him Katisha, an older woman who is pursuing Nanki Pooh.

Luckily, Nanki-Poo is not excuted because he is the Mikado’s long lost son. Further, Ko-Ko and Katisha fall in love so Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum can stay married.

WHEN AND WHERE
23rd – 25th April, 2015 at Victoria Hall Theatre, Old Harlow

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR Daniel Goode
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Debbie King
CHOREOGRAPHER Andy Barke

CAST LIST

NANKI POO Alex Budd
PISH TUSH Adam Perez
MIKADO Helen Fruin
KOKO Daniel Goode
POOH BAH Josh Borely
YUM YUM Isobel Banwo
PITTI SING Charlotte Waters
PEEP BO Amy Barnes
KATISHA Hailey Budd
CHORUS Chloe Frazer (Dance Captain)
Keely Frazer
Emily Frazer
Fran Rillo Moral
Marcos Aguilera
Emily Nevill