Wednesday 22 February 2023 – 7:30 pm

Doors open 1 hour before show starts

Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society Presents: The Mikado.

“This is our 60th anniversary year, so this is a very special production”

The Mikado, in full The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu, operetta in two acts by W.S. Gilbert (libretto) and Sir Arthur Sullivan (music) that premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London on March 14, 1885. The work was a triumph from the beginning. Its initial production ran for 672 performances, and within a year some 150 other companies were performing the operetta in England and the United States. One of its best-known numbers is Ko-Ko’s song “I’ve Got a Little List,” for which directors through a century and beyond have made a point of changing phrases to build in contemporary cultural references to those who “never would be missed.”

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