The Mikado 1974

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The Mikado was the second show performed by the society. It was performed in Derwent Dining Hall in 1974 on the 28th Feb and 1st-2nd March 1974.

The chair was Frank Banks.




Kevin Smith

Musical Director
John Shepherd


The Mikado - Frank Banks
Nanki-Poo - Geoff Lander
Ko-Ko - John Heritage
Pooh-Bah - Gordon James
Pish-Tush - Barry Chesney
Yum-Yum - Jean Dowland
Pitti-Sing - Angela Fairhead
Peep-Bo - Carolyn Andrews
Katisha - Pamela Deft

Chorus of Schoolgirls
Lynda Blacklock
Amanda Collin
Helen Curry
Jill Deakin
Sylvia Ellis
Petrina Fridd
Margaret Maclure
Jill Maggs
Claire Noble
Cathy Pilling
Sylvia Potter
Susan Pounds
Michelle Rapport
Angela Robertson
Susan Smith
Margaret Tromans
Liz Waterhouse

Chorus of Nobles, Guards etc.
Tony Guddan
Elliott Furneaux
John Hinnan
Brian Kennedy
Alan Lockett
Peter Martindale
Martin Rumsby
Christopher Rees
John Sparrow

Production Team

Costumes- Patricia Smith
Lighting- Martin Edward
Stage Manager- Mike Stone
Assistant Stage Manager- Paul Marriott
Scenery- Gordon James
Props- Fiona Fitzgibon
Make-up- Tony Harres

The York University Gilbert and Sullivan Society

The Society was founded at the beginning of the 1972/3 academic year and "The Mikado" is its second production in a series, we hope, of many. Everyone is welcome to join- whatever the voice. Due to certain hard-core Gilbert and Sullivan fanatics, we will continue to meet every Thursday night, even when "The Mikado" is over. Please come along. For further details, please contact the Secretary- Maria Maillis (W).

The Society would like to thank Derwent College for permission to use the Dining Room for performances and the JCRC for allowing the use of the JCR, Wentworth College for the use of the dining room for rehearsals, Wentworth bar for putting up with us during the breaks in rehearsals, all members of the orchestra, Paul Sudlow for his help, and a special thankyou to Marna Harris, who has given so much of her time as Lord High Accompanist. We extend our thanks to anyone and everyone who has helped with the production in any way: Thank you.

See Also:

The Mikado
Frank Banks

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