Things are ‘hotting up’ in Beccles!
TICKETS are now on sale for Waveney Light Opera Group’s latest show ‘Hot Mikado’ – a colourful, lively version of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan tale which takes the original musical and jazzes it up to 1940s swing-style. The singing and dancing numbers are fantastic, performed with incredible energy by a young and enthusiastic cast.
Set in Japan, young Nanki-Poo, the Mikado’s son masquerading as a Trumpet player, arrives in the town of Titipu looking for the girl he loves, the beautiful Yum-Yum. After bribing various officials, he learns that she is still going to be marrying a former tailor turned Lord High executioner, Koko. Meanwhile, the Mikado demands that Koko execute one person within the next month. Nanki-Poo agrees to be executed as long as he can spend a month as Yum-Yum’s husband. However, the plan goes awry when the Mikado makes a surprise visit to Titipu and brings with him Katisha, an older woman who is pursuing Nanki Pooh. Will Nanki-Poo escape the clutches of Katisha and avoid the executioner? Will there be a happy ending? Well, it is a musical so you can probably guess– but you’ll have to come along to find out.
Performances are at Beccles Public Hall from Tuesday 17th October to Saturday 21st October. Tickets are available in person from the Box Office (Mon-Sat 10am-3pm) by phone 01502 770060 or online www.becclespublichall.co.uk