Saturday, 12 September 2009

Hot Mikado directed by Craig Revel Horwood comes to the Rose for its only London dates

The Watermill's hit musical Hot Mikado will play at the Rose from the 22 - 26 September following its sell-out run at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury. Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood's sultry take on Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado will play its only London dates at the Rose.

Set in Japan, the show features the inhabitants of the village of Titi-Pu. A wandering musician named Nanki-Poo enters the scene, looking for his true love Yum-Yum. He discovers that she is about to marry her ward, Ko-Ko. What transpires is a rowdy tale that combines Gilbert and Sullivan's timeless style with a heavy dose of swing and blues.

Tony Award winning orchestrator Sarah Travis transmutes the musical score into blues, Cab Calloway swing and hot gospel.

Craig Revel Horwood's West End choreography credits include an Olivier Award for Spend, Spend, Spend! and Beautiful and the Damned. He also directed and choreographed Sunset Boulevard last year. This revival of his 2006 production of Hot Mikado embraces both Kabuki and Manga, realising a thoroughly contemporary approach to Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta.

The cast includes Robin Colyer, Neil Ditt, Jeffrey Harmer and Karen Mann, who appeared in the original production of Hot Mikado at The Watermill in 2006.

If you would like to hear Craig talk about the show please visit:

Hot Mikado will play the Rose for seven performances only!
Tickets £7 - £27
Rose box office: 0871 230 1552

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