Our Next Show
The Alan Cornish Theatre The Oakwood Centre, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ
22-23 April 2022
We are pleased to announce that we have secured a new date for The Mikado.
The new dates are Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 2022.
These dates are of course subject to Covid restrictions staying as they are.
We are committed to keeping our cast and audience safe and will follow all possible precautions to ensure this.
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The story of The Mikado revolves around a young fellow named Nanki-Poo who has banished himself from the little town of Titipu. Nanki-Poo, it seems, has fallen in love with a beautiful young lady called Yum-Yum. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum is engaged to be married to her guardian, the tailor Ko-Ko. However, when Nanki-Poo hears that Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for the capital crime of flirting, he hastily returns to Titipu, only to learn that Ko-Ko has not only been granted a reprieve, but has been promoted to the post of Lord High Executioner. The Mikado, soon takes notice of the lack of executions in Titipu and decrees that if no executions take place within the time of one month, the city shall be reduced to the status of a village. Ko-Ko, desperate to avoid cutting off his own head, vows to find a substitute, and as luck would have it, just at that moment, Nanki-Poo wanders onto the stage with a rope determined to take his own life rather than live life without his beloved Yum-Yum. Ko-Ko immediately seizes on this opportunity and offers the young lad one month of luxurious living at the end of which he would be relatively painlessly decapitated. Nanki-Poo agrees on the condition that he be married to Yum-Yum right away so that he can spend his last month in wedded bliss. But just as the wedding celebration begins, a law is discovered, much to Yum-Yum's distress, which decrees that a condemned man's wife must be buried alive with his corpse!
The Mikado Cast list April 2022-
Katisha- Anne Curry
Ko-Ko- Gareth Watkins
Mikado- Stuart Neal
Nanki-Poo- Gavin Evans
Peep-Bo- Jenny Spence
Pish-Tush- Jeff Trim
Pitti-Sing- Kathryn Marshall
Pooh-Bah- Anthony Huggett
Yum Yum- Jess Harris
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Next show:- Iolanthe, November 2022
To join us for our next performance, click here to find out rehearsal details and watch this space for audition details.