News: Casting announced for Sasha Regan’s All-Male The Mikado at Wilton’s Music Hall and on tour

Following her critically acclaimed all-male productions of ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ and ‘The Pirates of
Penzance’, Sasha Regan is returning to Wilton’s Music Hall – the only surviving Grand Music Hall in the world – with Gilbert and Sullivan’s irresistible ‘The Mikado’ from Wednesday 7 June to Saturday 1 July.

The cast is announced as Declan Egan (as Bertie Hugh), Sam Kipling (Miss Violet Plumb), Lewis Kennedy (Mikado), David McKechnie (Mr Cocoa), George Dawes (Wilfred Lush), Aidan Nightingale (Albert Barr), Owen Clayton (Lily Tring), Richard Russell Edwards (Hebe Flo), Christopher Hewitt (Kitty Shaw) with an ensemble featuring Harry Cooper-Millar, Oliver Bradley-Taylor, Patrick Cook, Struan Davidson, Franciso Gomes, Elliot Akeister and Shane Antony-Whitely.

After Wilton’s Music Hall ‘The Mikado’ will tour to:
Theatre Royal Winchester 3  – 8  July
Theatre Royal Bath 10  – 15 July
Hall for Cornwall 20 – 22  July

One of G&S’s most famous operettas, featuring the songs “A Wand’ring Minstrel I”, “Behold the Lord High Executioner” and “Three little maids from school are we”, ‘The Mikado’ is traditionally set in Japan. But this vibrant production successfully pokes playful fun at British politics and institutions by  transposing the crazy storyline to an all-boys school in 1950s England. A school camping trip is visiting the far away land of Titipu – a place where flirting is banned on pain of death and where tailors can become Lord High Executioners but cannot cut off another’s head, until they have cut off their own!

Regan’s idea to transform these much-loved classics into all-male productions stems from her own
experience performing Gilbert and Sullivan at a single-sex school. Her shows are renowned for playing on the unique humour it creates.

Creative team:
Director Sasha Regan
Designer Ryan Dawson Laight
Choreographer  Adam Haigh
Casting Adam Brahm
Producers Regan De Wynter Williams

Sasha Regan was recently awarded the Special Achievement Award at the Off West End Awards for her  contribution to musical theatre.

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