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National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company

The Mikado

with the National Festival Orchestra conducted by Murray HipkinBuxton Opera Housebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is the G&S Festival's resident professional company.  

It returns to Buxton with three brand-new productions of all-time favourites, The Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance and the acclaimed, The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan Concert.

The Mikado is one of the best-loved and famous of all the Gilbert & Sullivan operas, and this brand-new production is directed by Sarah Helsby Hughes and stars Simon Butteriss.

Nanki-Poo, the son of the Emperor of Japan, has fled to the town of Titipu to escape a forced marriage with the ugly, elderly Katisha.  He falls in love with Yum-Yum, who is engaged to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.  To complicate matters, Katisha arrives demanding her lover. 

Enjoy a hilarious performance brimming with Gilbert's ingenious wit and brought to you by a fabulous first-class cast.

  • Duration: 2hr 40mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £29-£39



Concessions: £2 off (front and rear stalls only)
Children (under 16): 1/2 price