The State Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular operetta is a sparkling version that verges on anime.
The Mikado,the best known and most popular of the comic operettas written by Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert. Poking fun at the obsession with all things Japanese, in 1880s middle-class London, the plot is deliberately silly, and serves as a framework for the humour and music.
Arts Editor Brian Godfrey chats with Nathan Quadrio about making his musical theatre directorial debut with Northern Light Theatre Company's up-coming production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado.
This show is a genial celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan at their most gloriously camp. A buxom milkmaid, a brace of affected aesthetes, a posse of lovesick maidens and the 35th Dragoon Guards combine to entertain us with a soufflé-light satire on fashions in art and aesthetics. It may have been written in the late nineteenth century, but its universal topic makes it as much fun today as it was in 1881.
Colin Lane and David Collins have joined with Amy G, direct from Broadway and described as a ‘deluxe weirdo extraordinaire’, to present this piece of wonderful nonsense.
Established in 2001, the Adelaide Art Orchestra comprises top freelance professional players in South Australia & boasts over 120 Cabaret Festival shows already.