The Euro Mikado: Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece moved from Japan to the EU!
Remember the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado? This quirky and hilariously funny opera is now brought up to date in The Euro Mikado, a tale set in the not too distant future, which imagines the Euro currency in crisis and convicted fraudster Gridas released from prison on condition that he devises a new tax to save it, or face a return to complete his sentence. Complicated by his engagement to Pippa, the daughter of press baron Burdock, who has his own tax problems, and by Pippa’s pregnancy to Frankie, the tale winds it’s way from the European corridors of power to a swish ski resort. It’s a collision of worlds as Frankie, disguised as newspaper reporter, seeks to track down the beautiful Pippa and make her his, all set to the original score. The Euro Mikado is written with a sympathetic ear to the Gilbert & Sullivan smash hit and is true to the original’s character of farce and eccentricity that made it so loved among audiences. Multi-talented newcomer Robert Bromley Davis sees the funny side to the European Union and his book is set to thrill audiences for many years to come.