Music by Arthur Sullivan. Lyrics & Book by William Gilbert. Directed by Pam TuckerTower Arts Centre. August 6-16, 2015
The SA Light Opera Society’s latest effort is a modestly scaled, but passionately performed presentation of the perennial Gilbert & Sullivan favourite which, despite some odd rough edges, is likely to please fans of this songwriting team.
Production design is minimalist, but the few sets are painted in a strikingly detailed style by Monty Clements & Carolyn Adams, and together with the Cyndy Trezise’s boldly colourful array of costumes, The Mikado’s larger than life Japanese setting is vividly established.