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Mikado 1918D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The Mikado was, then as now, the most popular of the G & S repertoire. It was the only work to receive three performances in each city, on the first Saturday matinee, then Monday and Thursday of the second week.

The cast is as detailed in an Aberdeen programme held in Dundee City Library. None of the Dundee critics reviewed their local casts, so at this stage we do not yet know who substituted for the flu-stricken Edward McKeown and Ella Quartly at the second venue.

Details of Edinburgh and Glasgow dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Nanki-Poo the Mikado's son, disguised as a wandering Minstrel

Edward McKeown (Oct 12, 14, 17)

Pish-Tush a Noble Lord

Frederick Hobbs

Pooh-Bah Lord High Everything Else

Leo Sheffield

Ko-Ko Lord High Executioner of Titipu

Henry Lytton

Yum-Yum Ko-Ko's Ward

Helen Gilliland

Pitti-Sing Yum-Yum's sister, also Ko-Ko's Ward

Catherine Ferguson

Peep-Bo Yum-Yum's sister, also Ko-Ko's Ward

Ella Quartly (Oct 12, 14, 17)

Katisha an elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo

Bertha Lewis

Mikado of Japan

Frank Wilson

Performance DatesMikado 1918

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

12 Oct, 19.30 14 Oct, 19.30 17 Oct, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

26 Oct, 19.30 28 Oct, 19.30 31 Oct, 19.30

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