The Mikado

The Mikado, by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Betchworth Memorial Hall, 9-12 November 2022

Director: Trevor Allen

Musical Director: Ian Stone

The ninth and probably most enduringly popular collaboration between Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado ran for 672 performances after opening in 1885. Inspired by contemporary interest in Japanese culture, the exotic setting allowed Gilbert to disguise in the lyrics his pointed satirical attacks on British politics and institutions of the time


Mikado Peter Thomas
Nanki-Poo Peter Telford
Ko-Ko David Longes
Pooh-Bah Colin Bousfield (also Ralph Wycherley for some performances) 
Pish-Tush Stephen Tickell
Yum-Yum Jane Flanders
Pitti-Sing Linda Slater
Peep-Bo Jane Khan
Katisha Sarah Esser-Haswell

Lesley-Anne Clegg, Jane Johnson, Joanne Packham, Christina Usher,
Kathy Wilman, David Ames, Roger Clegg, David Eccles

Offstage Chorus Margaret Longes, Janet Hazell, Fen Palmer Mole, David Brown, Roger Wilman, Kevin Wood, Geoff Hazell, Sidney Dolbear, Ralph Wycherley, Diana Barnsley,
Claire Padbury, Vicki Hodges, Jo Thompson, John Mole,Duncan Thompson,
Edward Marston, Gill Eve, Alison Cooper

 Production Team

Lighting David Ames, Julie Bickerdike
Set Construction David Eccles, Tracey Hulf, Neil Mayall, Peter Telford, Stephen Tickell, Neil WIlliams
Costume Jane Flanders
Make-up Julie Bickerdike
Publicity & Programme Stephen Tickell
Box Office Sam Stevens
Front of House Julie Bickerdike, Alison Cooper, Selena Edney, Gerald Hulf, Tracey Hulf, Diane Mayall,
Neil Mayall, Jane Seymour, Kevin Wood 
Photography Bookham Camera Club

Thanks to Oxted Musical Theatre Company for use of their costumes, and Savoy Opera Fan Hire (Salisbury) for loan of the authentic fans