Jonathan Miller's production of The Mikado is a Marx Brother's inspired song-and-dance take on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, taking the story out of the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu and setting it in a 1930's English hotel.
The ENO orchestra is conducted by former ENO Charles Mackerras Fellow Fergus Macleod, and the all British cast is led by distinguished bass Robert Lloyd. Baritone Richard Stuart will take on the role of Ko-Ko and former ENO Harewood Artists Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory play Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo respectively. The cast is completed by Graeme Danby as Poo-Bah, George Humphreys as Pish-Tush, Yvonne Howard as Katisha and Rachael Lloyd as Pitti-Sing. The creative team includes stage designer Stefanos Lazaridis, costume designer Sue Blane, choreographer Antony van Laast and lighting designer Davy Cunningham.
Stuart Murphy, CEO, English National Opera, said: "We are delighted audiences will be able to revisit these classic ENO productions in cinemas nationwide, especially after the runaway success of our staging of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe last season in the London Coliseum. It was the third biggest box office success of all time at ENO. As the national opera house for everyone, it is central to ENO's philosophy to bring opera to everyone, wherever they live and whatever their financial background."