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Richard Van Allan in The Mikado

The Mikado

1987 NR

Monty Python's Eric Idle stars as tailor-turned-executioner Ko-Ko in Jonathan Miller's 1987 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's lively opera. Featuring the English National Opera, this hilarious staging replaces the original setting of ancient Japan with a 1930s British seaside resort. Idle's comic genius shines through as the dedicated decapitator Ko-Ko comes up with a scheme to meet his quota of beheadings and win the delectable Yum-Yum.

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