The Mikado comes to Galway in March

THE GALWAY Patrician Musical Society will stage Gilbert & Sullivan’s marvellous operetta The Mikado next month, exactly 125 years after it was first performed.

The Mikado made it’s stage debut in London’s Savoy Theatre on March 14 1885. The PMS will stage its production in the Town Hall Theatre from Tuesday March 9 to Saturday March 13 at 8pm.

Set in the town of Titipu in Japan, The Mikado is actually a send up of contemporary British politics and institutions, and features such well known songs as ‘The Sun & I’, ‘Tit Willow’, ‘The List Song’, ‘Alone and Yet Alive’, ‘Beauty In The Bellow’ and ‘Three Little Maids’.

The cast includes Fine Gael councillor Hildegarde Naughton (Yum Yum ), Paul Conroy (Nanki-Poo ), James Harris (Koko ), Emer Barrett (Katisha ), Declan Kelly (Pooh-Bah ), Katie Creaven (Pitti-Sing ), Emer O’Flaherty (Peep-Bo ), Frances Connelly (Pish Tush ), and Liam Brennan (The Mikado ).

The Mikado will be directed by Tim Landers and the musical director will be John Roe.

Tickets are on sale now, €15 for Tuesday 9 and €20 for Wednesday to Saturday. Early booking is advisable through The Town Hall on 091 - 569777

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