The Mikado at Stansted Park, Hampshire

Sunday 23rd August 2020

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Magical Masterpiece The Mikado performed by Opera Anywhere

Set in a mythical Japan, the Mikado follows the story of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, who has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum. But Yum-Yum is also loved by Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo, seeing no hope for his love, considers suicide. Ko-Ko offers to solve both their problems by executing Nanki-Poo, and an agreement is reached whereby Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, at the end of which Nanki-Poo will be executed, in time for the arrival of the Mikado. But what Ko-Ko doesn’t know is that Nanki-Poo is the son of the Mikado and has run away to avoid a betrothal to an old harridan named Katisha. The arrival of the Mikado brings all the threads of the tale together.

Food and drink is available to buy on site!

Early Bird Tickets are £22.50 available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Please note: This event is now taking place on Sunday 23rd August 2020.

PROGRAMME

6:00pm Gates Open

Select your spot in the auditorium, unpack the picnic, open up the wine and get ready for a fun evening of Opera!

6:00pm Gates Open

Select your spot in the auditorium, unpack the picnic, open up the wine and get ready for a fun evening of Opera!

7:30pm The Mikado: Part 1

Sit back and enjoy an evening of opera in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

7:30pm The Mikado: Part 1

Sit back and enjoy an evening of opera in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

8:45pm The Interval

Recharge your glasses, enjoy some tasty food and get ready for second part of the concert.

8:45pm The Interval

Recharge your glasses, enjoy some tasty food and get ready for second part of the concert.

9:00pm The Mikado: Part 2

We're back with more great opera music from the Mikado.

9:00pm The Mikado: Part 2

We're back with more great opera music from the Mikado.

10:00pm Event Finish

Time to make your way home after a fantastic evening of entertainment.

10:00pm Event Finish

Time to make your way home after a fantastic evening of entertainment.

HOW TO FIND STANSTED PARK, HAMPSHIRE

BY CAR:

For your information, the A259 from Chichester is available all day, approaching the Park via Nutbourne or Emsworth and Westbourne. The A27 from either direction is also an option. Coming from Midhurst or Petworth, visitors can cross the route at Rogate, travelling west or east along the A272 to reach the A3.

SAT NAV:

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX

BY TRAIN:

The closest railway station is Rowlands Castle.