Hot Mikado presented by YPT and Lindsay Street Players

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Hot Mikado presented by YPT and Lindsay Street Players

Young People’s Theatre Newcastle
Cnr Lawson & Lindsay Sts, Newcastle, NSW, 2303

YPT and Lindsay Street Players present Hot Mikado

Hot Mikado takes the classic Gilbert and Sullivan tale and updates it to 1940s-style.

Young Nanki-Poo, the Mikado’s son masquerading as a Second Trumpet player, arrives in the town of Titipu looking for the beautiful Yum-Yum. After bribing various officials he learns that she is still going to be marrying a former tailor turned Lord High executioner, Koko.

Meanwhile, the Mikado demands that Ko-Ko execute one person within the next month. Nanki-Poo agrees to be executed as long as he can spend a month as Yum-Yum’s husband. However, the plan goes awry when the Mikado makes a surprise visit to Titipu and brings with him Katisha, an older woman who is pursuing Nanki Pooh. Luckily, Nanki-Poo is not excuted because he is the Mikado’s long lost son.

Set in a jazz club with a live band, this show has high energy and impressive dance moves – sure to entertain!

Presented by Young People’s Theatre, Newcastle INC
Director: Amber Lewis
Musical Directors: Brent Hanson & Amber Lewis
Choreographer: Chelsea Willis
Audience Suitability: Ages 13 + (High School) – to adult
Performance Dates: 8 to 23 February 2019
Duration: 2 hours (with a 20 minute interval)

Yum-Yum: Jordan Warner
Nanki-Poo: Kaylia Roberson
The Mikado: Thomas Traynor
Katisha: Shanaya Budden
Pish-Tush: Bridget Phipps
Pitti-Sing: Zoe Shaw
Peep-Bo: Bronte Horswood
Pooh-Bah: James Hilton
Ko-Ko: Hugo Hay
Yum-Yum (Understudy): Jasmine Phipps
Gentlemen: Jackson Archer, Aiden Clark, Sam Jenkins, Kian Meijnen
Ladies: Arianna Carraro-Karmaniolos, Amelia Holmes, Abbey Kowalke, Nadia Pandoulis, Jasmine Phipps
Jazz Crew: Joseph Barnes, Brianna Budden, Anna Hughes, Daisy Smith

Tickets can be purchased online at any time. Phone bookings (02 4961 4895) and bookings in person can be made at the YPT Ticket Box Office during office hours – Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

The role of Yum- Yum will be played by Jasmine Phipps on the 7pm Saturday 16 and 2pm Saturday 23.

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