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The Mikado


Fri 6 May 2016, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 7 May 2016, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sun 8 May 2016, 3:00pm–5:30pm
Fri 13 May 2016, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 14 May 2016, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sun 15 May 2016, 3:00pm–5:30pm

Where: The Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Road, Wayville, South Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $49.00
  • Concession: $39.00
  • Students under 26: $16.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: lizo

Triumphant Mikado Returns to Adelaide after National Tour

After a hugely successful whirlwind tour of country regions in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales, the 2016 Mikado troupe, comprising performers from both Co-Opera and the G&S Society, return to Adelaide for a short season of six performances only at the Adelaide Showground. Bookings are now open for this joyful G&S romp. Seating is cabaret style and byo refreshments and food.

This is a Mikado not to be missed by Gilbert and Sullivan admirers. It’s amongst the most popular of their repertoire; funny, witty, caustic, satirical and elegant especially with designer David Lampard’s vibrant costumes.

The orchestra is drawn from the ranks of the Royal Commonwealth Society Ensemble, directed by Brian Chatterton. The cast, features many well-known names in South Australian music theatre, joined by some very promising rising talent, ably directed by Richard Trevaskis of G&S fame.

Of The Mikado Director Richard Trevaskis has said: “W S Gilbert’s satire in this best known and loved of his collaborations with Arthur Sullivan, was, as always, about British society – in particular government, the monarchy and social class in general.

“At the time it was written everything Japanese was in vogue, so Gilbert’s Britain was clothed in the exotic trappings of Japan, using authentic (and expensive) fabrics, and a Japanese hostess from the grand exhibition teaching the ladies Japanese deportment. It may have looked like Japan, but it was Britain heavily disguised.

“This production, with its gently modernist touches, thins the disguise, and emphasises the relevance of the satire to contemporary society and government. The striking design places the action somewhere between then and now, and somewhere between Japan and anywhere else that has a government, with a definite nod to Britain. You may even spot a couple of royal favourites.”

Venue: The Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio