Hot Mikado

Book and lyrics adapted by DAVID H BELL

Music adapted and arranged by ROB BOWMAN

Based on “The Mikado” by WS GILBERT & ARTHUR SULLIVAN

A cast of loveable characters bring to life a story of disguise, intrigue and star-crossed lovers

27 November-7 December 2013

Sedos’ production of the musical comedy Hot Mikado, based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado and adapted by David H. Bell (book and lyrics) and Rob Bowman (orchestrations and arrangements), sees East meet gangster Chicago head-on as the clean lines and colour of Japanese design combine with the big band sights and sounds of popular American song and dance.

The show opens in the late 1930s, at the tail end of prohibition, and then transports you to the fantasy city of Titipu where a ban on flirting has just been passed. A cast of loveable characters bring to life a story of disguise, intrigue, star-crossed lovers and – hopefully! – a happy ending for all.

Featuring an intoxicating mix of dance and musical styles from blues to swing to gospel, and a few surprises along the way, classics like 'A Wand’ring Minstrel I' and 'Three Little Maids' are transformed into show-stopping numbers that will have you singing in the aisles.


THE MIKADO | Rob Dorey
NANKI-POO | Thomas Leonard
YUM-YUM | Jessica Tobert
PITTI-SING | Samantha Carrie Smith
PEEP-BO | Katie Waller
PISH-TUSH | Lewis Simington
KO-KO | Spencer Pinkus
POOH-BAH | Nick Fyson
KATISHA | Liz Flint


Matt Cameron
Nicholas Dore
Tim Garrad
Barry Lattimore-Quinn
Olivier Namet
Peter Stonnell


Victoria Back
Charlotte Bell
Gayle Bryans
Emma Butler
Terri Clarke
Vaughan Watts

'Pencil Full of Lead' will be performed by Matt Cameron
'Three Little Maids' will be performed by Jessica Tobert, Katie Waller and Vaughan Watts


MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Ed Curry supported by Pedro Hume-Rodriguez
PRODUCER | Laura Graham-Matheson supported by Sarah Noll
CHOREOGRAPHERS | Angus Jacobs and Vaughan Watts

Sedos certainly takes the spirit of the piece and entertained the audience with a sizzling production and a great night out. From the opening number when the scantily clad ladies of Japan burst onto the stage to the grand finale the company combined set, costume, staging and lighting with some brilliant performances to provide an excellent night out…

Hot Mikado, 2013, Sardines

In a time of talentless reality TV shows, spending a Saturday evening watching some genuine talent is a breath of fresh air. Observing such an obviously hard-working cast put together such an effervescent show is exciting and thrilling, making this the light-hearted fun that musical theatre often misses the mark with. You’ll have ‘Three Little Maids’ stuck in your head all week…

Hot Mikado, 2013, So So Gay

This production of Hot Mikado by the Sedos theatre company is a little jewel that you should not miss and that hopefully will find a bigger showcase and a re-run (a longer run!) at the Bridewell Theatre or, why not?, a bigger location! (anyone reading there???)… The run (for now) is short and you should not miss it but I am pretty sure someone will notice this show and hopefully we’ll get new dates. It really is worth it — get your tickets…

Hot Mikado, 2013, Remote Goat

The cast remain totally focussed throughout the show. Their tight harmonies and excellent diction combine with strong and varied dance routines to give us a thoroughly enjoyable and beautifully costumed performance. Sedos know exactly how to capture an audience, hold it firmly in the palms of their hands, and then send it on its way, humming those compulsive ear worms – the catchy tunes you just can’t get out of your head…

Hot Mikado, 2013, InfoBarrel

Bridewell Theatre

  • Wednesday 27 November 2013 7.30pm
  • Thursday 28 November 2013 7.30pm
  • Friday 29 November 2013 7.30pm
  • Saturday 30 November 2013 8.00pm
  • Sunday 1 December 2013 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 3 December 2013 7.30pm
  • Thursday 5 December 2013 7.30pm
  • Friday 6 December 2013 7.30pm
  • Saturday 7 December 2013 2.30pm
  • Saturday 7 December 2013 7.30pm
  • Thursday 4 December 2014 7.30pm