Be transported to Japan in this fast-paced and witty take on operetta classic

The Mikado
The Mikado

FANCY a trip to the Orient? Come and join the Eastbourne Gilbert & Sullivan Society as they take to the stage at the Devonshire Park Theatre from Tuesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 7, with a production of The Mikado and be transported to Japan.

The Mikado demands an execution in the little town of Titipu, but who will be the victim? Ko-Ko is in love with Yum-Yum but she only has eyes for Nanki-Poo. Katisha is in love with Nanki-Poo but he has volunteered to be the victim of the execution. Will Yum-Yum be buried alive or will true love win through? This fast-paced, hilarious and witty production for all the family will be staged with traditional costumes and a live orchestra and will take you on a Japanese journey of innocent merriment with favourites such as Three Little Maids, The Sun Whose Rays and Tit Willow fuelling the fun.

To add to the excellence of Gilbert & Sullivan’s words and music, the society is delighted to welcome Adam Hepkin as director for this production, who comes fresh from the Number 1 UK Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and to welcome back acclaimed local musical director, John Howes.

The society is also pleased to confirm that all proceeds from the sale of the show programme will be donated to Eastbourne DGH to help with the furnishing of the new radiotherapy unit.

Performances are nightly at 7.30 pm with matinées on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30 pm. Tickets are available from the Eastbourne Theatres Box Office on 412000. If you would like any more information about the Eastbourne G&S Society, contact secretary Brenda Gower, on 737813 or visit the website www.EastbourneGandS.com