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The Mikado

School of Music Choir and Orchestra conducted by Ian Sapiro

Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1885 comic opera The Mikado remains one of their most-performed works over 130 years after it premiered at London’s Savoy Theatre. Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, this satire of British politics is told through some of the creators’ best-known songs including ‘Three Little Maids’, ‘A Wand’ring Minstrel’, and, of course, ‘I’ve Got a Little List’.

In recent years heightened concerns about the show’s apparent stereotyping of Japanese culture have led to some companies removing all references to Japan. This semi-staged production adopts the same approach, reimagining the story within the environment of a university.

Admission Free
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

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