The Mikado

The Alan Cornish Theatre at the Oakwood Centre, Reading, RG5 4JZ
Tue 10th December 2019 - Sat 14th December 2019

The story of The Mikado revolves around a young fellow        named Nanki-Poo who has banished himself from the little town        of Titipu. Nanki-Poo, it seems, has fallen in love with a beautiful        young lady called Yum-Yum. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum is engaged        to be married to her guardian, the tailor Ko-Ko. However, when        Nanki-Poo hears that Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for the        capital crime of flirting, he hastily returns to Titipu, only        to learn that Ko-Ko has not only been granted a reprieve, but        has been promoted to the post of Lord High Executioner. Apparently,        those in power, wishing to slow down the rash of executions,        reason that since Ko-Ko was next in line for execution, he can't        cut off anyone else's head until he cuts off his own! The Mikado,        however, soon takes notice of the lack of executions in Titipu        and decrees that if no executions take place within the time        of one month, the city shall be reduced to the status of a village.        Ko-Ko, desperate to avoid cutting off his own head, vows to find        a substitute, and as luck would have it, just at that moment,        Nanki-Poo wanders onto the stage with a rope determined to take        his own life rather than live life without his beloved Yum-Yum.        Ko-Ko immediately siezes on this opportunity and offers the young        lad one month of luxurious living at the end of which he would        be relatively painlessly decapitated. Nanki-Poo agrees on the        condition that he be married to Yum-Yum right away so that he        can spend his last month in wedded bliss. But just as the wedding        celebration begins, a law is discovered, much to Yum-Yum's distress,        which decrees that a condemned man's wife must be buried alive        with his corpse!


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