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The Mikado

Saturday 2 March at 7.30 pm

Doors open at 7.00 pm

Old poster for The MikadoWe are delighted to welcome Utopians Unlimited back to Carshalton with another fully-costumed Gilbert and Sullivan production.

The Mikado is a two-act comic opera, with a libretto by W.S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan, and is probably the best-known of their 14 operatic collaborations.

Nanki-Poo (son of the Mikado, the emperor) loves Yum-Yum, but she is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders an execution, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head.

The opera is full of memorable and well-known tunes including:

  • A Wand'ring Minstrel I
  • Behold the Lord High Executioner
  • Three little maids from school are we
  • Brightly dawns our wedding day
  • The flowers that bloom in the spring.

Read a synopsis on English National Opera's website, and read even more on Wikipedia.

Founded in 1980, the Utopians were originally a concert group of six singers. They have since morphed into a larger group (hence the 'unlimited') who stage Gilbert & Sullivan in churches in the Croydon, Reigate and Redhill area for church fund raising and enjoyment.

This will be the Utopians seventh visit to Carshalton. Their shows have become increasingly popular, so we recommend advance booking.

How to book your tickets

Tickets cost £10.00 and are available from the church office on 020 8669 3676 (open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm), or can be ordered by emailing You can pay by bank transfer (see below), by cash, or by cheque payable to Carshalton Methodist Church. Please book your ticket(s) before making any payment.

These productions have been very popular in the past: please book in advance and don't rely on tickets being available on the door.

Our bank details

Bank name: CAF Bank
Account name: Carshalton Methodist Church
Sort code: 40-52-40
Account no: 00030729
Reference: Mikado

CAF Bank doesn't yet support Confirmation of Payee, so when you set up the payee in your online banking you will see a message saying that it cannot be verified. This is expected, and you can safely go ahead with the payment.

Utopians Unlimited

The cast of the 2019 production of The Mikado

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