Hot Mikado
based on 'The Mikado' by WS Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan ,27 November-7 December

Sedos’ production of the musical comedy Hot Mikado, based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado and adapted by David H. Bell (book and lyrics) and Rob Bowman (orchestrations and arrangements), sees East meet gangster Chicago head-on as the clean lines and colour of Japanese design combine with the big band sights and sounds of popular American song and dance.

The show opens in the late 1930s, at the tail end of prohibition, and then transports you to the fantasy city of Titipu where a ban on flirting has just been passed. A cast of loveable characters bring to life a story of disguise, intrigue, star-crossed lovers and – hopefully! – a happy ending for all.

Featuring an intoxicating mix of dance and musical styles from blues to swing to gospel, and a few surprises along the way, classics like 'A Wand’ring Minstrel I' and 'Three Little Maids' are transformed into show-stopping numbers that will have you singing in the aisles.

 

 



WIN! A pair of tickets to the opening night of Hot Mikado

We're giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the opening night performance on Wednesday 27 November. To enter simply take a picture of yourself and a flyer and post to your preferred choice of social media channel in the following way:

  • Facebook: Post the picture on the Sedos wall using the hashtag #Titwillow.
  • Twitter: Tweet your picture with a little message letting us know @SedosHotMik #Titwillow that you've done so.

Flyer can be digital (i.e. on the screen of your iPad) or printed yourself - please find it available to download here or a hard copy which can be found at the Bridewell Theatre, around Ludgate Circus or from any member of the cast and crew. Easy as eating a Yum Yum! Extra kudos (and perhaps a glitter cannon) for those who get creative and inventive! Pass a London landmark, take a pic... you get the idea!

T's & C's: Prize is one pair of tickets (worth £36 for a non-member or £31 for a member) for the performance on Wednesday 27 November, 7:30pm at the Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, off Fleet St, London EC4Y 8EQ. Competition closes on Wednesday 20 November and the winner will be notified by Friday 22 November. Judges' decision is final. Multiple entries are allowed. Prize cannot be exchanged and no cash alternative available.


Cast

The Mikado: Rob Dorey
Nanki-Poo: Thomas Leonard
Yum-Yum: Jessica Tobert
Pitti-Sing: Samantha Carrie Smith
Peep-Bo: Katie Waller
Pish-Tush: Lewis Simington
Ko-Ko: Spencer Pinkus
Pooh-Bah: Nick Fyson
Katisha: Liz Flint
The Mikado's Stooge: John Bainton

Gentlemen of Japan:

Matt Cameron
Nicholas Dore
Tim Garrad
Barry Lattimore-Quinn
Olivier Namet
Peter Stonnell
Ladies of Japan:

Victoria Back
Charlotte Bell
Gayle Bryans
Emma Butler
Terri Clarke
Vaughan Watts


'Pencil Full of Lead' will be performed by Matt Cameron
'Three Little Maids' will be performed by Jessica Tobert, Katie Waller and Vaughan Watts


Creative Director: Angus Jacobs
Musical Director: Ed Curry supported by Pedro Hume-Rodriguez
Executive Producer: Angharad Davies
Producer: Laura Graham-Matheson supported by Sarah Noll
Choreographers: Angus Jacobs and Vaughan Watts



Hot Mikado
Book and lyrics adapted by David H.Bell
Music adapted and arranged by Rob Bowman

Based on “The Mikado” by W.S Gilbert & Arthur Sulllivan.
Originally produced at Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C.,
Frankie Hewitt, Producing Director

The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

27 November-7 December, shows each night at 7.30pm, except:
Saturday 30 November - show at 8pm (no matinee)
Sunday 1 December - show at 4pm (no 7.30pm show)
Saturday 7 December - show at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
No show on Monday 2 November

Tickets: £16 (concessions £13.50) unless otherwise stated (no booking fee), see below for special performances. Cash only on the door.

Premium seats are available for £18 (£15.50).


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Secret Theatre, Saturday 30 November, 8pm

Tickets £20 (concessions £17.50).

Knock three times on the unmarked door.
Whisper the password.
Step back in time.

Join us for our Secret Theatre where we invite you to an evening of illicit revelry, prohibition-style. We will be donning our boas and pearls, fedoras and waistcoats and sipping gin cocktails by candlelight. Join us after the show for live music and exclusive performances by special guest stars. Ticket price includes a complimentary drink and programme on arrival. Costumes are encouraged.

Charity Night, Tuesday 3 December, 7.30pm
50% of proceeds going to the Sedos Charity of the Year, Angel Shed.

Yum-Yum matinée tea, Saturday 7 December, 2.30pm
Join us for a complimentary cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake before the show.


Concession: Sedos members, children, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.

Ticket Collection
Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved.

Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.


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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD.

 

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