THE MIKADO to open at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick from 20th February

Pulling Focus Ltd for the Tabard Theatre presents

Gilbert and Sullivan’s
Wednesday 20 February to Sunday 17 March 2013

From the producers of Ruddigore and The Pirates of Penzance comes another topsy-turpy Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado.

Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado, has fled to escape an undesirable marriage to the ageing Katisha. Disguised, he returns intending to find and marry his first love, Yum-Yum. But little does he know that she is now betrothed to Ko-Ko - the High Executioner!

The most famous of all of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta may be set in Japan but focussed entirely at English subjects and institutions.  Director Matthew Johnson transports The Mikado from the oriental town of Titipu to the gentrified eccentric English world of a golf club, complete with its honoured rules, rituals and regulations..

The Mikado is produced in-house at the Tabard Theatre whose previous musical credits also include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Ruddigore was named Time Out Critics Choice and one of their Top Five Shows of the Week and last year’s Pirates was nominated for Best Musical production at the Off-West End awards.

With a live band and some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best tunes, join us for three little maids, two lovers, one executioner and absolutely no flirting.

The press on the 2011 production of Ruddigore

‘This magnetically charming cast breathes new life into a dusty operetta. Pulling Focus realise the full potential of its topsy-turvy humour, and are quite simply a joy to watch’ Timeout Critic’s Choice

‘This production reminds audiences that G&S is still riotous entertainment. A full cast of men and women inventively doubling as the chorus, and each member of the company plays an instrument to supplement the pit.’ The Stage

The press on the 2012 production of The Pirates of Penzance

‘Chris Hone’s nautical design is impressive and costumes are a treat. I shall definitely be revisiting the Tabard Theatre before the run finishes to drink in more of the joy that this happy production provides and there can be no greater recommendation than that’ Bargain Theatre

‘The Tabard is doing what it does brilliantly – putting on one of its singing and dancing musical extravaganzas’ ChiswickW4

Cast List:
Yum-Yum: Emily Davies
Katisha: Suzanna Kempner
Peep-Bo: Eleanor Knight
Ko-Ko: Ed Norwood
The Mikado: Stiofan O’ Doherty
Pooh-Ba: Andrew Pugsley
Nanki-Poo: Michael Riseley
Pitti-Sing: Michelle Witney

Production Team
 Director: Matthew Johnson
Designer: Chris Hone
Musical Director: Jerome van den Berghe
Producer: Pulling Focus Ltd for the Tabard Theatre

PRESS NIGHT: Friday 22 February 2013 @ 7:30pm

The Mikado plays at The Tabard Theatre
Wednesday 20 February to Sunday 17 March 2013.
Tuesday – Saturday @ 7:30 pm. 
Saturday @ 4pm
Sunday @ 2:30pm
No performances on Mondays.
Tickets are priced £19 (£17 concessions, £15 children)

Book online at or 0208 995 6035
Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW
Tube: Turnham Green (Next door to theatre). Buses: 27, 94, 267, 337, 391, E3, H91