Exeter Drama Company

On the Fiddle

Based on The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan

and outrageously plagiarised by Mrs Evelyn Cavendish

Directed by Ian Guy

Was performed 10th - 14th December 2013 at The Shed.

Nanki-Poo, on the run from Katisha an elderly lady of his fathers court, falls in love with Yum-Yum who is herself about to be married to Ko-Ko the newly appointed Lord High Executioner.

On the Fiddle - Pitti-Sing, Yum-Yum, Beep-Bo and Miss Prodworthy

Ko-Ko has only recently been reprieved from prison and, as the Mikado is about to visit and wants to see an execution, may have to cut his own head off.

On the Fiddle - Chop-Chop, Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo

Chop-Chop wants to wield his weapon, Pooh-Bah will confirm any lie for a substantial bribe, Ric Shaw wants to be paid and Miss Prodworthy is determined to catalogue every banana in the Orient!

On the Fiddle - The Mikado and Katisha

Unsurprisingly mayhem and confusion rein…

On the Fiddle - Ko-Ko and Katisha
Miss Prodworthy, an English Governess Lynda Anning
Beijing Barry, a gentleman of Japan Brian Lawless
Hong Kong Fuey, a gentleman of Japan Richard Ware
Singapore Sling, a gentleman of Japan Graham Setter
Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado James Letten
Pish-Tush, a minor official Rhys Denton
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Know it All Robin Thwaytes
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner Dave Britton
Chop-Chop, official axe carrier Jack Langford
Yum-Yum, a little maid from school Chloe Gray
Pitti-Sing, a little maid from school Charlotte Guy
Peep-Bo, a little maid from school Jane Vowler
Ric Shaw, a Taxi Driver Abigail Norton
Katisha, an old bag Di Phillips
The Mikado, ruler of Japan Afzal Hasan
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