‘House Full’ boards are out at Louth Riverhead Theatre, for the sell out performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu. Our group of just ten members (surely from a membership of 365 there must be more than that who enjoy a night out at the live theatre?) enjoyed a magnificent production from the New London Opera Group. This was their first performance of this production at Louth, and what a performance they gave to an enthusiastic audience!
The machinations of the story line and the lyrics we know so well, were enlivened by updating of the script and the stage set, but the story was not lost. We enjoyed strong singing, tasteful terpsichorean moves, colourful costumes; the bloodthirsty Katisha, the love struck couple (Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum), a Pooh-Bah in bright red onesie, and a Lord High Executioner who couldn’t face having to perform an execution, all gave great performances which received deserved applause. A great night out was enjoyed by a crowded theatre.