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Mikado 1967D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The 1967 autumn tour by D'Oyly Carte opened on Monday 2 October for two weeks at the Glasgow Alhambra, followed by three weeks at the King's Edinburgh. The Glasgow schedule was:

Week commencing 2 October: Mon Mikado: Tue Iolanthe; Wed mat & eve Trial & Pinafore; Thu Ruddigore; Fri Yeomen of the Guard; Sat mat and eve Mikado.

Week commencing 9 October: Mon Ruddigore; Tue Mikado; Wed mat & eve Cox and Box & Pirates of Penzance; Thu Yeomen of the Guard; Fri Patience; Sat mat & eve Iolanthe.

In the three week Edinburgh visit, starting on 23 October, The Yeomen of the Guard was given four performances - one in each week, with two on the final Saturday. With the exception of Princess Ida, and (perhaps more surprisingly, unless they knew Scottish Opera were planning it) The Gondoliers, the company's entire stage repertoire was presented (The Sorcerer had just been recorded, but would not be given a production until a couple of seasons later).

The most frequently performed piece was, inevitably, The Mikado (6 performances), followed by Iolanthe (4), Yeomen (4), Trial / Pinafore (3), Cox & Box / Pirates (3), Patience (2), Ruddigore (2).

Cast details are from a copy of the Glasgow programme in the OperaScotland collection.

Performance Cast

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

Philip Potter

Pish-Tush a Noble Lord

Thomas Lawlor

Pooh-Bah Lord High Everything Else

Kenneth Sandford

Ko-Ko Lord High Executioner of Titipu

John Reed

Yum-Yum Ko-Ko's Ward

Valerie Masterson

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

Peggy Ann Jones

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

Pauline Wales

Katisha an elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo

Christene Palmer

Mikado of Japan

Donald Adams

Go-To a gentleman of Titipu

George Cook

Performance DatesMikado 1967

Map List

Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

7 Oct, 14.30 7 Oct, 19.30 10 Oct, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

23 Oct, 19.30 28 Oct, 14.30 28 Oct, 19.30 30 Oct, 19.30 8 Nov, 14.30 8 Nov, 19.30

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