The Mikado The Mikado
by Gilbert & Sullivan,

adapted for young performers
by Bartlett-Billings -Leehy-O'Mara

Duration: 60 minutes. 12 principals and chorus of Japanese Villagers, Nobles and Guards, 1 or 2 basic sets.

From Bushfire Press

Officially sanctioned by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Companyof London. Now also published in the USA!

A faithful adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan, appropriate in vocal range and lyric manageability to younger performers from middle primary to middle high school years.

Instrumental backings adapted from Sir Arthur Sullivan's original orchestral score.
Everything you need to give your students a wonderful theatrical experience with the most enduring music theatre team of all time with these wonderful farces of all things heroic and operatic!

Nanki-Poo, A Wand'ring Minstrel comes to Titipu looking for his true love, Yum-yum, only to find that she is to marry Ko-Ko, The Lord High Executioner.
By the Mikado's order, Ko-Ko must find someone to execute and He's Got a Little List.
Enter Three Little Maids from school (including Yum-Yum).
BUT - Nanki-Poo is really the Mikado's son (in disguise) and his dad comes looking for him. Will the Flowers that Bloom in the Spring tra la save the day?
Sing Titwillow and find out.

Everything you need to give your students a wonderful theatrical experience with the most enduring music theatre team of all time!

If you are purchasing from the US, UK, Canada, The Netherlands or South Africa, please go to the Dramatic Publishing website.
Dramatic Publishing handles the rights for the Mikado in these countries. All performances must be licenced through them.

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Purchase Here

If you are purchasing from the US, UK, Canada, The Netherlands or South Africa, please go to the Dramatic Publishing website.
Dramatic Publishing handles the rights for the Mikado in these countries. All performances must be licenced through them.


Hire kit A$295 inc GST
(A$270 outside Australia)
(performance royalties apply)
Royalty Category B



Script and Song Excerpts

If you would like to have a look and a listen before you buy, we have part of Act 1 for you as well as excerpts from 6 songs.

You can download these here




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