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Mikado 1990D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The resurrected (briefly termed 'New') D'Oyly Carte company began operations in 1988 with two works, Iolanthe and Yeomen of the Guard. This was quickly followed by a second pair of excellent stagings - Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. By the time of this week-long visit to Edinburgh, they had already held a successful London season at the Savoy, and those productions had been joined by a double-bill of Pinafore and Trial By Jury. It was the last four that were brought on the company's first visit to Edinburgh (they had previously travelled to Aberdeen with Mikado and Pirates).

The schedule for the week, commencing  Monday 14 May, was: Mon Pirates; Tue Pirates; Wed Mikado; Thu Mikado; Fri Pinafore & Trial; Sat m & e Pinafore & Trial.

This staging of The Mikado was only a year old, but the names of original director and choreographer, John Wells and Micha Bergese, no longer appeared in the programme - something which opera companies usually only did when people familiar with the original routines were no longer around. Yet on its visit to Aberdeen in March 1989 it had seemed fine and many of the first cast were still involved.

Performance Cast

Nanki-Poo the Mikado's son, disguised as a wandering Minstrel

David Fieldsend

Pish-Tush a Noble Lord

Paul Parfitt

Pooh-Bah Lord High Everything Else

Lawrence Richard

Ko-Ko Lord High Executioner of Titipu

Eric Roberts

Yum-Yum Ko-Ko's Ward

Sandra Dugdale

Pitti-Sing Yum-Yum's sister, also Ko-Ko's Ward

Thora Ker

Peep-Bo Yum-Yum's sister, also Ko-Ko's Ward

Yvonne Patrick

Katisha an elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo

Elizabeth Harley

Mikado of Japan

Michael Ducarel

Performance DatesMikado 1990

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

16 May, 19.30 17 May, 19.30

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