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HOT MIKADO – May 2018

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Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is proud to present HOT MIKADO running from the 18th to 26th May 2018 at the Centenary Theatre, Williamstown for 6 performances only!


Nanki-poo, hiding a shocking secret, returns to Japan disguised as a wandering minstrel in search of his lover, Yum-Yum – only to find that in his absence she has been betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner of Titipu. Hot on his trail is Katisha, Nanki-Poo’s jealous and devious fiance, who will stop at nothing to snare Nanki-Poo for herself. Meanwhile, Ko-Ko finds himself in need of a sacrificial victim, since his cowardly nature has prevented him from fulfilling his quota of executions. When Katisha arrives in search of Nanki-poo, and the Mikado herself follows in search of her long lost son, the town is thrown into panic and confusion. Will Nanki-Poo be able to hide his true identity and avoid execution? Will Ko-Ko find himself a suitable candidate to execute? Can true love win the day?


HOT MIKADO is a hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’, and weaves a sharp witted, fun-filled tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to croon their troubles away. Set in a fictionalized Japan, at a time when outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, it is the language of jazz, gospel and the blues that is spoken most fluently.


Click here to download the production flyer



Friday 18 May at 8pm
Saturday 19 May at 8pm
Sunday 20 May at 2pm


Thursday 24 May at 8pm
Friday 25 May at 8pm
Saturday 26 May at 5pm

Ticket Prices

    • Full – $45.00
    • Concession† – $41.00
    • Child (16 & under) – $41.00
    • Group (10+) – $41.00

† Applies to holders of: Student Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Senior’s Card.


Production Managers –  Jayson Fry
 Marcus Cassidy-Anderson
 Patricia Chetcuti
Director –  Tyson Legg
Musical Director –  Norm Anderson
Choreographer –  Ashley Tynan
Costume Design –  Erinn Ferry
 Felicity Mawson
Costume Assistants –
Wig Mistress –  Robyn Stewart
Make-Up Design –  Ang Cuy
Lighting Design –  Vanessa Burke
Lighting Operation –  Vanessa Burke
Specialty Lighting –  Jack Neill
Multimedia Support –
Sound Design –  LSS Productions
Sound Operator –
Sound Effects Operator –
Radio Mic Technician –
Scenic Artist –  Stuart Dodge
Set Design –  Stuart Dodge
Head of Set Construction –  Norm Cassidy-Anderson
Set Construction –
Properties Manager –  Patricia Chetcuti
Properties Assistants –
Stage Manager –
Assistant Stage Manager –
Backstage Crew –
Flyer / Program Design –  Nathan Toovey
Photography –  Gavin D Andrew
Marketing & Publicity –
Program Coordinator –  Patricia Chetcuti
‘Jack’ of All Trades –  Jack Neill
The Mikado –  Anne Gasko
Nanki-Poo –  Mitchell Sanfilippo
Ko-Ko –  Tony Burge
Pooh-Bah –  Ian Andrew
Pish-Tush –  Marco Fusco
Gentleman of Japan –  Blair Salmon
   Madison Peake
   Mark Spencer
   Matthew Azzopardi
   Nic Saunders
   Shannon McDonough
Pitti-Sing –  Amelia Ropé
Yum-Yum –  Rachel Rai
Peep-Bo –  Hayley Nissen
Katisha –  Rosa McCarty
Ladies of Japan –  Alice Dalton
   Ingrid Gray
   Jenna Featherstone
   Natalie Carden