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Charles Court Opera return to the King’s Head Theatre with The Mikado

The Mikado

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CHARLES Court Opera are returning to the King’s Head Theatre for their final production in the historic venue with a smart, stylish, sparkling fresh version of the most loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpieces, The Mikado.

With a brand new production design, and a typically classy CCO twist, it runs from Thursday, March 22 to Saturday, April 21, 2018.

With such timeless comic songs as A wandering minstrel, I, I’ve got a little list and Three little maids from school, plus the brand new setting, this punchy and hilarious satire promises to be a treat for operetta lovers and newcomers alike.

The cast includes Philip Lee (Clive the camel in King Tut – A Pyramid Panto) as Ko-Ko, with further casting to be announced.

The production is directed by John Savournin and has musical direction by David Eaton.

John Savournin said: “I’m very excited to be rediscovering this opera and looking at the setting with 21st century glasses on; to consider it’s place in today’s social climate, and to embrace afresh it’s humour, pathos, and the downright genius craftsmanship of one of Britain’s most prolific writing partnerships.”

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 020 7226 8561 or visit

Also at the King’s Head Theatre: Ballistic, a hard hitting new writing inspired by the “manifesto” of Elliot Rodgers, who killed six people and injured fourteen others near the campus of University of California, before killing himself in 2014 (February 27 to March 17, 2018).