The Mikado outdoor theatre at Williamson Park, Lancaster
The cast of Illyria recreate the wonderful comic opera ‘The Mikado’.
Times(s): 7:30PM onwards
Cost: Tickets are £15 for adults, £10 children/concession, or take the family (2+2) for £45
Event Contact: 01524 33318
In the town of Titipu flirting has been made illegal. The penalty is death. Too bad then that the main culprit is the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko, who wishes to marry his beautiful young ward Yum-Yum, and who has no intention of executing himself. So when Nanki-Pu, a wandering minstrel, decides to end it all because his own love for Yum-Yum is doomed, Ko-Ko has the perfect candidate for execution. Except that Yum-Yum, by tradition, would have to be executed with Nanki-Pu. And Nanki-Pu turns out to be the Mikado's own son. And the Mikado himself is about to arrive on a state visit to Titipu....
Although the story is set in Japan, it is very much a parody of British politics, institutions and public life - and although written in the 19th century is surprisingly relevant in the 21st!
The gates will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and running time is 2 hours 15 minutes including a 20 minute interval. Tickets are £15 for adults, £10 children/concession, or take the family (2+2) for £45
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Date Updated: 27/06/13