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The Mikado – 2012

Our show in 2012 was The Mikado, and was performed in the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, from 23rd to 27th October 2011 at 7:30 pm (with a matinee at 2:30 pm on Saturday)

Directed by Brian Robinson, Musical Director Andrew Burke.


The Mikado of JapanRoy Preston
Nanki-PooJoshua Horsey
Ko-KoMark Ellis
Pooh-BahGlynn McKay
Pish-TushPhil Holmes
Yum-YumLouise Cockerill
Pitti-SingLucy Pakes
Peep-BoSylvia Towell
KatishaSara Bucknall
ChorusDavid Atkins, Rosalind Atkins, Mareth Bassett, Judy Cairns
Jason Davis, Carol Flatres, Bob Frost, Gwen Haxell
David Hayhow, Mavis Holmes, Ian Hunter, Ian Kennedy
Greta Kerridge, Sheila Martin, Peter Meredith, Allan Otterburn
Joan Parish, Debbie Rogers, Ewen Stamp, Vanessa Westley


Courtesy of Pam White, NODA.

An absolute gem of a production of this favourite, the best production of this show I have seen. The director having worked alongside such folk David Jacobi and John Gielgud, has gleaned such experience to bring this production right up to date. For example the "Little List" song stated most of our politicians who would definitely be on it!

Newcomer Joshua Horsey played an excellent Nanki-Poo. I have always been an admirer of Mark Ellis and once again he gave a faultless performance as Ko-Ko. Man of all talents (and characters) was Glynn McKay as Pooh-Bah - what an amazing voice. Louise Cockerill was a charming Yum-Yum as were her other little maids, Lucy Pakes, and Sylvia Towell. The dreaded Katisha was brilliantly portrayed by Sara Bucknall a lady who never disappoints whatever she does, and of course we must mention those stalwarts Phil Holmes and Roy Preston. Well done to all. The costumes were excellent as was the make up, and the chorus actually became Japanese!

This was an excellent production and it was complimented by and super orchestra led by popular Andrew Burke who MDs many local Societies in my area.

The cheeky wording on the programme set the scene "Comes a train of little ladies! Comes a man with a cheap and chippy chopper! Well done G&S.