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The Mikado, 2019, Cast, by Genevieve Girling

Since its first outing at the London Coliseum in 1986, Jonathan Miller's dazzlingly inventive song-and-dance staging has continued to delight audiences. By transposing the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan's mock-Japanese town of Titipu to a Marx Brothers-inspired fashionable English seaside hotel somewhere on the south coast, Miller creates a brilliantly witty context for the unfolding love between Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum and the absurdity of laws and law-makers.