Comic play favourite comes to Casino

COMIC play favourite The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, will be performed at the Casino RSM Club on March 29.

The play recognises the importance of bringing cultural events to the area, Richmond Valley Council will host the opera performance free of charge for the community, with support from the RSM Club.

Set in Japan during the late 1800s, The Mikado is a satire on politics, power and romance, and will be performed in Casino by two of South Australia's best loved and longest running arts companies, Co-Opera and The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA.

One Voice Choir conductor, Patricia White, will lead the One Voice Choir, supporting The Mikado performance.
One Voice Choir conductor, Patricia White, will lead the One Voice Choir, supporting The Mikado performance. Doug Eaton

This will be the first time the two companies have collaborated and with more than 100 years of performing experience between the organisations, there is genuine excitement brewing about the collaboration.

The story of The Mikado revolves around a young man named Nanki-Poo, who banishes himself from the little town of Titipu. It seems Nanki-Poo 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.

The touring team includes 13 singers and eight musicians.

The production will be supported by the local One Voice Choir under the leadership of Patricia White.

The Mikado will perform at 7.30pm on Tuesday March 29 at Casino RSM Club.

It is important to register for your free ticket quickly by contacting events officer Hayley Hancock on 6660 0277 or hayley.hancock@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au



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