R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.
Most modern recordings and performances of the Mikado's solo, "A More Humane Mikado" feature a bloodthirsty laugh between the verses. This touch was added by Darrell Fancourt, a D'Oyly Carte performer from 1920-1953, and has been copied ever since - which is why the laugh is not performed by Richard Temple.
Mr. Seymour, Production Manager:
Oh, but it's too late! I'm a dead man, and I'm off for my honeymoon.
George Grossmith: Uncanny, is it not?
Gilbert: Mr. Seymour, please inform Mr. Lely that his services will no longer be required.
During the performance, Katisha's kimono is wrapped incorrectly. All Kimono wrap from the right side of the body to the left (i.e. the right side folds over the left), but her kimono wraps from left to right. Every other character has her/his kimono wrapped correctly.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
$31,387 19 December 1999