Alexandra/Clyde’s newest performing arts group Waiata Theatre Productions brings you The Mikado, one of the most famous and best loved of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operettas.
Bruce Potter and Duncan Anderson, the founders of Waiata Theatre Productions describe their type of theatre as small, intimate and professional.
The simplified plot goes something like this… Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum. Just one snag. She’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute – chop chop! Otherwise it’s his own neck on the block. Maybe Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo can come to some arrangement… without anyone losing their heads.
The cast are well known to Central Otago audiences: Duncan Anderson ( Ko-Ko); Julie Parks is Yum-Yum; Sally Davies ( Katisha); Morgan Potter ( Pitti-Sing); Hannah Anderson (Peep-Bo); Anna Munro (Pooh-Bah); Bill Willis (Pish-Tush) and Bruce Potter plays dual roles of Nanki-Poo and the Mikado. In the chorus we have Amy Delport and Carla and Ron Cunningham, with other cast members doubling up as chorus where they are able.
22nd Nov 7:30pm
23rd Nov 7:30pm
24th Nov 2pm
25th Nov 2pm
13th Dec 7:30pm
14th Dec 7:30pm
15th Dec 2pm
16th Dec 2pm
Tickets $25, from the Central Otago i-SITE's
Bring your own refreshments, light supper/nibbles provided.