The Mikado

Or ‘The Town of Titipu’ is the ninth of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas. Setting the story against the exotic background of Japan meant it was possible to satirise British politics & institutions by disguising them as Japanese.

Costume Plot

Nanki-Poo

Tatty & patched jacket & tunic/trousers
Silver/gold & cream wedding kimono robe & hat

Ko-Ko

Jacket & wide legged trousers

Pish-Tush

Full length tunic, long jacket, cummerbund & hat

Pooh-Bah

Full length tunic, long jacket, cummerbund & hat

The Mikado

Black satin tunic, ornate black & gold jacket, cummerbund & headdress

Yum-Yum

Pastel coloured kimono with decorative obi
Silver/gold & cream wedding kimono, obi & headdress

Petti-Sing & Peep-Bo

Pastel coloured kimonos with decorative obis

Katisha

Black & red kimono with decorative obi & headdress

Ladies Chorus
Patterned kimonos & obis in lemon, pink, blue & green

Men’s Chorus

Loose jackets (to match ladies), wide legged black trousers, black shirts & hats

NB:
A set of black bobbed wigs is available for the ladies but these are not included in the outfit hire price.

We have a set of large brimmed, fibre-glass coolee hats for the men as an alternative to the smaller headdresses.

Download Female Size Chart Microsoft Word File (180 KB)

Download Male Size Chart Microsoft Word File (180 KB)

Dress Circle Costumiers
Updated May 2013