North West actor James Waud is coming to Salford in Sasha Regan’s all-male version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (Tue 25 – Sat 29 July).

Written in 1885, Sasha Regan has re-imagined The Mikado for the modern day. Set on a 1950’s campsite with an all-male cast, Liverpool actor James Waud will play the role of ‘Mikado’ when the show ends its UK tour at The Lowry.

In true topsy–turvy fashion, Gilbert and Sullivan’s inherent humour and timeless tunefulness are married with Regan’s wicked sense of fun. This vibrant production successfully pokes playful fun at British politics and institutions. The crazy storyline takes us to 1950s England where 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!

Following the highly successful all-male tours of ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ and ‘The Pirates of Penzance,’ Regan De Wynter Williams Productions presents Sasha Regan’s world premiere tour of the irresistible ‘The Mikado’ – one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous operettas.

Regan’s idea to transform these much-loved classics into all-male productions stems from her own experiences performing Gilbert and Sullivan at a single-sex school. Her shows are now renowned for playing on the humour that can emerge from these gender changes.

Regan comments; “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing our work playing in some of the most beautiful theatres our country has to offer. 2017 is going to be a great year for us as we bring a brand new staging to our audiences – it’s beyond exciting.”

Sasha was recently awarded the Special Achievement Award at the Off West End Awards 2017 for her contribution to musical theatre.

A specially adapted dementia friendly version of The Mikado will be presented on Wed 26 July, 2pm. Visit the website for more information on accessible performances at The Lowry.

Listings Info
The Mikado
Dates: Tue 25 – Sat 29 July
Times: 7.30pm. Thu & Sat 2pm.
Dementia friendly performance: Wed 26 July, 2pm.
Tickets: £26.50 – £29.50. Conc £2 off.
Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)
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