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"A more humane Mikado never did in Japan exist.".

THE MIKADO
Original Cast 1885

The Mikado of Japan

Mr. Richard Temple

Nanki-Poo, His son, disguised as a wandering
minstrel, and in love with Yum-Yum

Mr. Durward Lely

Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of Titipu

Mr. George Grossmith

Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else

Mr. Rutland Barrington

Pish-Tush, A Noble Lord

Mr. Frederick Bovill

Yum-Yum, a Ward of Ko-Ko

Miss Leonore Braham

Pitti-Sing, a Ward of Ko-Ko

Miss Jessie Bond

Peep-Bo, a Ward of Ko-Ko

Miss Sybil Grey

Katisha, an elderly Lady,
in love with Nanki-Poo

Miss Rosina Brandram

Chorus of School-Girls, Nobels, Guards, and Coolies

Original Costumes

Rutland Barrington Leonora Brahan as Yum-Yum

Rutland Barrington as Pooh-Bah

Leonora Brahan as Yum-Yum

Richard Temple as The Mikado

Richard Temple as The Mikado

George Grossmith as Ko-Ko

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