The Mikado
April 11th - 16th 2011

We are proud to announce that this show was nominated for NODA Best Musical! Unfortunately we didn't win.

One of the most famous Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas "The Mikado".
The Mikado was first produced in the Savoy Theatre in 1884 and followed a period of interest in Japanese art and memorabilia in London. It was an instant success and ran for 652 performances before it was eventually replaced. It has been a hit of the Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas and has remained a favourite for over 130 years.
As this show has a Japanese theme, we at BOS would like to extend our thoughts and commiserations to all those who have suffered at the recent tragedies which happened in Japan last month.

Our Production includes newcomers to the Society in Natalie Stafford (who helped to produce Pickwick last year) and who plays Yum-Yum , Pitti-Sing who is played by Abi Kingsley-Parker and Chloe Mercer (Peep-Bo).
Two principals from Pickwick return in Rob Callaby as Nanki-Poo and Nick Scarborough who plays The Mikado. John Carter returns after several years to play Pooh-Bah. Three of our favourite performers return this year with Trevor Fenton (Ko-Ko), Abby Johnson (Katisha) & Stuart Bull (Pish-Tush).

Production Team

Co Directors - John Sabberton & Lynn Baker
Musical Director 7 Choreography - Lynn Baker
Producer & Artistic Director - Lesley Smith
Stage Manager - Lindy Laight


The Mikado - Nick Scarborough
Nanki Poo - Rob Callaby
Ko Ko - Trevor Fenton

Pooh Bah - John Carter
Pish Tush - Stuart Bull

Yum Yum - Natalie Stafford
Pitti Sing - Abigail Kingsley-Parker

Peep Bo - Chloe Mercer
Katisha - Abby Johnson

Chorus of school girls Lesley Smith
Jessica Forbes

Jennifer Hodge
Rose Brown

Wendy Bull
Honor Grantham

Rike Reher

Three Little Maids Jenny Brown
Alexandra Fitzsimmons
Jasmin Skinner

Chorus of Men Phil Byrom
Jack Courtney
Richard Laight

Simon Spens
Brian Tyreman

Two Samurai Warriors Jacob Grantham
Nathan Scarborough

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