Almost 30 years after its premiere, Jonathan Miller’s production of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum.
In this its 14th revival the production will celebrate its 200th performance on 6 December.
The show opens on November 21 at the London Coliseum for 13 performances, and will be broadcast live in cinemas across UK and Ireland, and selected cinemas worldwide, as part of ENO Screen on Thursday December 3 at 7.30pm
The company will be led by conductor Fergus Macleod who, at 28, is the youngest conductor to do so since Sir Charles Mackerras, ENO music director between 1970 and 1977.
The cast is made up of young actors and veterans, including bass Robert Lloyd, who sings ‘The Mikado of Japan’ for the first time. A former Company principal at both ENO and The Royal Opera, Lloyd has sung with many of the world’s leading opera houses. For ENO he has most recently performed in The Magic Flute and Poppea.
Baritone Richard Suart reprises his role as Ko-Ko. Suart primarily specialises in comic and musical theatre roles. For ENO he has performed in The Merry Widow, Agrippina, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.
ENO Harwood Artist Mary Bevan returns to the role of Yum-Yum. She has performed numerous roles for ENO including Despina in Phelim McDermott’s production of Cosí fan tutte, the second niece in David Alden’s critically acclaimed revival of Peter Grimes in 2014 and Papagena in Simon McBurney’s new production of The Magic Flute in 2013.
Anthony Gregory, also an ENO Harewood Artist, makes his role debut as Nanki-Poo. Previously for ENO he has appeared in The Magic Flute, Thebans, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto and Julietta.
The cast is completed by Graeme Danby as Poo-Bah, George Humphreys as Pish-Tush, Yvonne Howard as Katisha and Rachael Lloyd as Pitti-Sing.