The Mikado  

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan 

Charles Court Opera 

Mon 29 Aug 8pm 

Two Sisters’ Theatre 

We wouldn’t normally invite the same performance back to the theatre two years running but this show is an exception. The ‘masters of G&S’ Charles Court Opera, return to Hever Festival Theatre by popular demand (not enough of you could attend in our 2021 socially distanced theatre) with their stylish, highly successful  5* London production of the most loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpieces, The Mikado. 

Behind closed doors at the British Consulate in the town of Titipu, Japan, the scheming, slippery Lord High Executioner is about to hatch one plot too far, with far-reaching and hilarious consequences for everyone involved, especially when the Mikado himself arrives…  

​Containing familiar songs including ‘A wandering minstrel, I’, ‘I’ve got a little list’ and ‘Three little maids from school’, this punchy and hilarious satire promises to be a treat for operetta lovers and newcomers alike. 

The production is directed by John Savournin, who’s recent and current productions include Trial by Jury for Opera North, and The Pirates of Penzance in collaboration with Opera Holland Park. 

Come and join us for a Gilbert & Sullivan singing workshop featuring classic choruses from The Mikado and more, led by David Eaton – CCO’s Musical Director.

Mon 29 Aug 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Have fun singing in a relaxed environment alongside some of the soloists from The Mikado, before CCO take to the stage with the performance on Mon 29 Aug.

No experience is necessary – all ages and abilities are welcome.

If you enjoy singing in a group or a choir and would like to explore the repertoire of Gilbert and Sullivan, then this is for you!

David Eaton is a conductor, pianist, lyricist and composer. He is also a specialist of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire, having conducted the vast majority of their operas in both the UK and USA, and is well known to audiences around the country. He has also conducted for CCO at the International G&S festival.

Workshop places are available via our ‘Book Now’ button and cost £3 (to help cover cost). Places are being offered to those who attending The Mikado or who attended Patience earlier in the year. It will take place at Hever Castle’s Think Tank, please park at Lake View (for the theatre as usual) and we will walk you over. If you require to park closer to the Think Tank please email the box office and we can arrange it with you boxoffice@heverfestival.co.uk.

This event is supported by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Trust, in partnership with the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.


Reserved covered seating
£30 (Friends and Castle Members £27) 

Reserved Uncovered Seating
£26 (Friends and Castle Members £23.40) 

Grass Tickets
£24 (Friends and Castle Members £21.60) 

Discounted Joint Theatre and Gardens ticket  
£41.60 Adult  
£36.70 Child  

Pre-theatre suppers can be reserved with your ticket purchase. 

Please note: You are just reserving a table for supper with your theatre ticket. We will ask you to pre-order and you will pay for your meal in the restaurant on the night of your visit.

Two Sister’s Theatre

Our main theatre, located on the Two Sister’s Lawn has allocated, covered seating in the Centre, East and West Tiers. There is additional uncovered seating in the Centre Tier and there are grass areas where you can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc.
Pre-Theatre suppers are available to book with your ticket purchase. The Guthrie Pavilion will be open before the show and during the interval for drinks and snacks.