The Mikado
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The MikadoD'Oyly Carte, Savoy Theatre, London - 2000/01

Cast: Richard Suart, Jaqueline Varsey, Colin Lee

"Ian Judge directs a show which is better than halfway to the effervescent operetta that The Mikado really is. Tim Goodchild's designs are funnier, more colourful and more sophisticated than you would expect. It's a slick evening with an emphasis on colour and wit: a fizzy tonic with a dash of bitters, and D'Oyly Carte back in its rightful place." - The Times

 

"Best of all is the sheer wit and exuberance of Ian Judge's fresh-as-paint production, brilliantly designed by Tim Goodchild. Both have recognised the key point that, deep down, The Mikado concerns the British rather than the Japanese... There are winning performances all round... The whole show is a thoroughly English treat." - The Daily Telegraph

 

"This MIKADO exudes great spirit and Judge has found real humour in it, something not always hitherto present. It comes up so newly-minted and as fresh as paint. It might have been written yesterday." - What’s On

 

"Ian Judge’s production has a freshness and gaiety that puts many West End musicals to shame. It sends you away a much happier being." - The Guardian