Auditions

The auditions for our production in February 2018 of The Mikado are being held on Monday 28 August and after a shortened rehearsal on Wednesday 6 September. To book your slot, please e-mail ku.gro.ssagdnull@snoitidua (or phone Mary Alexander on 01383 737441)

You need to prepare the musical item listed in the table below, bring with you a copy of the dialogue listed, and read Rae’s character notes. If you don’t have a libretto, the hypertext links are to the dialogue as given in the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive. You do not have to learn the dialogue, but familiarity will definitely help your confidence at the audition.

 CharacterMusicDialogue 
 The Mikado of JapanAct II No. 6:
“A more humane Mikado never did in Japan exist”
Following Act II No. 7, beginning with the Mikado’s line “Dear, dear, dear, this is very tiresome! 
Nanki-Poo 
(his Son, disguised as a wandering minstrel, and in love with Yum-Yum)
Act I No. 2:
“A wand’ring minstrel I”
Following Act I No. 8, beginning “Yum-Yum, at last we are alone!
Ko-Ko 
(Lord High Executioner of Titipu)
Act I No. 15a:
“As some day it may happen”
Following Act I No. 10, beginning “This is simply appalling! ” until Ko-Ko’s line “You won’t see them, but they’ll be there all the same.
Pooh-Bah 
(Lord High Everything Else)
Act I No. 4:
“Young man despair, likewise go to”
Following Act I No. 3, beginning with Nanki-Poo’s line “Ko-Ko, the cheap tailor …
Pish-Tush 
(a Noble Lord)
Act I No. 3:
“Our great Mikado, virtuous man”
As Pish-Tush does not have much dialogue, we’d like you to read Nanki-Poo’s lines, following Act I No. 8, beginning “Yum-Yum, at last we are alone!
  Three sisters — Wards of Ko-Ko
Yum-YumAct II No. 2:
“The sun, whose rays are all ablaze”
Following Act I No. 8, beginning with Nanki-Poo’s line “Yum-Yum, at last we are alone!
Pitti-SingAct II No. 1:
“Sit with downcast eye”
Following Act II No. 2, beginning with Yum-Yum’s line “Yes, everything seems to smile upon me.
Please note, you may be asked to read either Pitti-Sing or Peep-Bo’s lines, or perhaps even both!
Peep-BoAs Pitti-SingFollowing Act II No. 2, beginning with Yum-Yum’s line “Yes, everything seems to smile upon me.” Please note, you may be asked to read either Pitti-Sing or Peep-Bo’s lines, or perhaps even both!
Please note, you may be asked to read either Pitti-Sing or Peep-Bo’s lines, or perhaps even both!
Katisha 
(an elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo)
Act II No. 10
“Alone and yet Alive”
Following Act II No. 7, beginning with the Mikado’s line “All this is very interesting, and I should like to have seen it, ” until Katisha’s line “Where shall I find another?
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