International G&S Festival 2017

LOpSoc took on tour our very unique, origami-inspired version of 'The Mikado', which was performed in the Harrogate Savoy Theatre on August 10th at 2:30pm. This production won the Best Show award in the UniFest, as well as the Best Musical Director and Best Director awards. LOpSoc was nominated for the Best Chorus awards, and some of our principal cast were also nominated for individual awards: Joseph Hand - Best Male Performer, Phil Needle - Best Male Voice, Ben Walker and Barnaby Wilson - Best Male Actor. Faithful to the original libretto and with a new aesthetic twist, a production to please G&S fans and newcomers alike.

"I think I can say with honesty that this Mikado is the best show I have seen during the entire life of the UniFest. Everyone involved with it deserves enormous congratulation and credit. (...) Kudos to a really excellent chorus, who put to shame some of those in the main house; and to a team of principals whose ensemble work was precise and superbly blended."
Stephen Turnbull's review, G&S UniFest Ajudicator.

"Enthralling and captivating (...) Another wonderful performance."
Soton Tab review on the opening night in the Nuffield Theatre Southampton.

"...a brave attempt to explore a different side of the Japanese culture (...) there is much to enjoy."
Daily Echo review on the opening night in the Nuffield Theatre Southampton.

Production Team
Directors: Billy Boulton, George Smith
Musical Directors: David Child, Liam Chan
Choreographer: Renata Stella
Producers: Renata Stella, Isaac Treuherz, Lucy Rose
Costumes: Amber Courage, Eris Perring
Technical Directors: David Young, Tom Pell
Tech crew: Stage Technician's Society (StageSoc)

Principal Cast
Yum-Yum: Amy Wardle
Pitti-Sing: Emma Paull
Peep-Bo: Amber Courage
Katisha: Abby Pardoe
Nanki-Poo: Barnaby Wilson
Ko-Ko: Ben Walker
Pooh-Bah: Phil Needle
Pish-Tush: Richard Kille
The Mikado: Joe Hand
Wendy: Nadia Fundell
Peter: Patrick Edwards
Lily: Katie Giles