Following the highly successful all-male tours of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, director Sasha Regan returns with the premiere of her new all-male staging of The Mikado – one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famous operettas. The new production launches a three-month tour from Theatre Royal Bath on 18 April 2017.
In true topsy –turvy fashion, Gilbert and Sullivan’s inherent humour and timeless tunefulness are married with Regan’s wicked sense of fun. This vibrant production successfully pokes playful fun at British politics and institutions. The crazy storyline takes us to 1950s England where a school camping trip is visiting the far away land of Titipu – a place where flirting is banned on pain of death and where tailors can become Lord High Executioners but cannot cut off another’s head, until they have cut off their own!
Regan’s idea to transform these much-loved classics into all-male productions stems from her own experiences performing Gilbert and Sullivan at a single-sex school. Her shows are now renowned for playing on the humour that can emerge from these gender changes.
Sasha Regan comments:
“Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing our work playing in some of the most beautiful theatres our country has to offer. 2017 is going to be a great year for us as we bring a brand new staging to our audiences – it’s beyond exciting.”
Regan was recently awarded the Special Achievement Award at the Off West End Awards 2017 for her contribution to musical theatre.
Following Bath, The Mikado visits Winchester, Edinburgh, Richmond, Beverley, Exeter, Brighton, Cambridge, Malvern, Truro, Dorking, Shrewsbury and Salford, where the tour concludes on 29 July 2017.