2019 Production // 8 to 23 february 2019
Hot Mikado takes the classic Gilbert and Sullivan tale and updates it to 1940s-style. Young Nanki-Poo, the Mikado’s son masquerading as a Second Trumpet player, arrives in the town of Titipu looking for the beautiful Yum-Yum. After bribing various officials he learns that she is still going to be marrying a former tailor turned Lord High executioner, Koko.
Meanwhile, the Mikado demands that Ko-Ko execute one person within the next month. Nanki-Poo agrees to be executed as long as he can spend a month as Yum-Yum’s husband. However, the plan goes awry when the Mikado makes a surprise visit to Titipu and brings with him Katisha, an older woman who is pursuing Nanki Pooh. Luckily, Nanki-Poo is not executed because he is the Mikado’s long lost son.
Presented by Young People’s Theatre, Newcastle INC
Director: Amber Lewis
Musical Directors: Brent Hanson & Freya Meredith
Choreographer: Chelsea Willis
Audience Suitability: Ages 13 + (High School) – to adult
Performance Dates: 8 to 23 February 2019
Duration: 2 hours (plus a 20 minute interval)
Tickets can be purchased online at any time. Phone bookings (02 4961 4895) and bookings in person can be made at the YPT Ticket Box Office during office hours – Saturdays 9am to 1pm.e