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Northern Light Theatre Company reign supreme
Northern Light Theatre Company presents The Mikado
Behold the Lord High Executioner! The Mikado is coming to town.
Northern Light Theatre Company will present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado in October 2019. It's an incredibly funny production which mocks high society in the little town of Titipu.
One of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history, the story revolves around a young fellow named Nanki-Poo who has banished himself from the little town of Titipu. Nanki-Poo, it seems, has fallen in love with a beautiful young lady called Yum-Yum. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum is engaged to be married to her guardian, the tailor Ko-Ko.
However, when Nanki-Poo hears that Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for the capital crime of flirting, he hastily returns to Titipu, only to learn that Ko-Ko has not only been granted a reprieve but has been promoted to the post of Lord High Executioner. Apparently, those in power, wishing to slow down the rash of executions, reason that since Ko-Ko was next in line for execution, he can't cut off anyone else's head until he cuts off his own!
Directed by Nathan Quadrio and Musically Directed by Monique Warren, The Mikado features Paul Briske as Ko-Ko, Dione Baker as Yum-Yum and Ben Fleming as Nanki-Poo, ably supported by Sandy Wandel as the delicious Katisha and Andrew Trestrail as multi-faceted Pooh-Bah. With Amanda Sharp and Amie Graham as Pitti Sing and Peep Bo, Stephen Tulip as Pish-Tush and a hilarious cameo appearance by Russell Ford as The Mikado himself, this is shaping up to be a night of wonderful music and lots of laughs.
Northern Light Operatic Society was formed in April 1966 with the aim of presenting musical comedies and light opera to the people of the Northern District in the newly opened Shedley Theatre producing quality shows. The change to Northern Light Theatre Company came in the 1970s where they became an incorporated body.
Northern Light Theatre Company have developed a stellar reputation in South Australia for staging award-winning shows as well as accolades for their talented cast.
ATG Curtain Call Awards 2005 winner for Best Show, Musical - Copacabana
ATG Curtain Call Awards 2006 winner for Best Technical The Wizard of Oz – Anne Humphries, Costumes
ATG Curtain Call Awards 2007 winner for Most Popular Show - Singin' in the Rain
ATG Curtain Call Awards 2013 winner for Production & Costume Design - Into The Woods (Damon Hill, Alex Ramsey, Chris Golding, Darren Sheldon, Anne Humphries & Fran Edwards)
TASA Musical Award 2018 winner for Best Youth Female Performer Holly Abbott for her role as Annie
ATG Curtain Call Awards 2018 winner for Best Male Performer David Salter for his role as Cat in the Hat - Seussical
ATG Curtain Call Awards 2019 winner for Best Female Performer Robyn Brookes for her role as Dusty - Dusty – The Original Pop Diva
Will Ko-Ko cut off his own head? Will Nanki-Poo marry and win the heart of Yum-Yum? Why not head along and find out.
When: October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8pm and October 19 & 26 at 2pm
Where: Shedley Theatre, Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth
Bookings: Adults $32, Concession $26, Child Under 16 $20, Family (2A/2C) $90 (plus booking fee).
Tickets can be purchased via phone on 8281 5026 (9am to 9pm) or online.
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