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A staging of "The Mikado" set in an English country hotel during the 1920s.

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W.S. Gilbert (operetta) (as William S. Gilbert)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eric Idle ... Ko-Ko
Lesley Garrett Lesley Garrett ... Yum-Yum
Bonaventura Bottone Bonaventura Bottone ... Nanki-Poo
Richard Van Allan Richard Van Allan ... Pooh-Bah
Felicity Palmer Felicity Palmer ... Katisha
Richard Angas Richard Angas ... The Mikado of Japan
Susan Bullock Susan Bullock ... Peep-Bo
Ethna Robinson Ethna Robinson ... Pitti-Sing
Mark Richardson Mark Richardson ... Pish-Tush
Findlay Wilson Findlay Wilson ... Katisha's Unrequited Lover
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In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum. But Yum-Yum is also loved by Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo, seeing no hope for his love, considers suicide. Ko-Ko offers to solve both their problems by executing Nanki-Poo, and an agreement is reached whereby Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, at the end of which Nanki-Poo will be executed, in time for the arrival of the Mikado. But what Ko-Ko doesn't know is that Nanki-Poo is the son of the Mikado and has run away to avoid a betrothal to an old harridan named Katisha. The arrival of the Mikado brings all the threads of the tale together. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Best modern version of The Mikado
26 October 2002 | by mucky-duckSee all my reviews

I first saw this on Thames television and loved it. I subsequently saw a dreadful write-up by someone who certainly hadn't watched or listened to it. So, I bought a copy and then I bought another copy! The only sad thing is that it is not available on PAL VHS or Region 2 DVD. The Australian version is great, but this one is better! I might buy another.............


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