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The Mikado - Waiata Theatre Productions. Alexandra.

Location: Earnscleugh Hall
Region: Alexandra
Dates: Thu, 22 February 2018 - Sun, 4 March 2018 @ Matinees @ 2pm. All other performances @ 8pm.

  • The Mikado - Waiata Theatre Productions. Alexandra.


Alexandra/Clyde’s newest performing arts group Waiata Theatre Productions brings you The Mikado, one of the most famous and best loved of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operettas.

Bruce Potter and Duncan Anderson, the founders of Waiata Theatre Productions describe their type of theatre as small, intimate and professional.

The simplified plot goes something like this… Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum.  Just one snag.  She’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner.  And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute – chop chop!  Otherwise it’s his own neck on the block.  Maybe Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo can come to some arrangement… without anyone losing their heads.

The cast are well known to Central Otago audiences:   Duncan Anderson ( Ko-Ko);  Julie Parks is Yum-Yum;  Sally Davies ( Katisha);  Morgan Potter ( Pitti-Sing);  Hannah Anderson  (Peep-Bo);  Anna Munro (Pooh-Bah);  Bill Willis (Pish-Tush) and Bruce Potter plays dual roles of Nanki-Poo and the Mikado.  In the chorus we have Amy Delport and Carla and Ron Cunningham, with other cast members doubling up as chorus where they are able.

Earnscleugh Hall: 12th, 23rd, 25th February and 2nd, 3rd, 4th March with Matinees on Sunday 25th February and Sunday 4th March.  NOTE:  The 25 February matinee is already fully booked.      

Matinees commence at 2 pm with all other performances starting at 8 pm.  The doors will be open ½ hour before all shows.  Light refreshments will be served at half time and you are welcome to BYO for your enjoyment.

Tickets can be purchased from Alexandra and Ranfurly i-SITES.  There will be door sales if not sold prior – CASH ONLY. 


Earnscleugh Hall