Following it’s much acclaimed performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance in 2019, Opera Anywhere is returning to Long Wittenham to perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado at St Mary’s Church at 7:30pm on Saturday 25th September.
The show will be presented by the The Friends of St Mary’s, in aid of the church.
Opera Anywhere is renowned for performing unique versions of operas, old and new, in unusual and interesting locations. It tours throughout the UK, the main objective being to entertain audiences with popular but also less well-known operas.
The Mikado is deservedly one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most loved operas. Set in Japan, it presents a tangled web of love. Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, flees in search of his true love, Yum-Yum, to avoid marrying a much older suitor. Yum-Yum, however, is betrothed to Ko-KO, the Lord High Executioner, against her will. Can everything be righted before someone loses their head? Expect high jinx, lots of energy and clever wordplay, as all is revealed.
Tickets are £18 for adults, £16 for over 65s and £8 for under 18s, and are available at https://operaanywhere.com/events/ or call 03336 663366.
If you have friends or relatives who might be interested, send them the flyer which can be downloaded here.