Hot Mikado - Original London Cast CD

1995 Original London Cast

Hot Mikado is a musical comedy based on Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, adapted by David H. Bell (book and lyrics) and Rob Bowman (orchestrations and arrangements). This production, directed by David H. Bell, opened at the Queen's Theatre in London (after a tryout in Bromley's Churchill Theatre) and ran for three months. It was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Musical. The cast included Lawrence Hamilton as the Mikado, Paul Manuel as Nanki-Poo, Ross Lehman as Ko-Ko, Richard Lloyd King as Pooh-Bah, Ben Richards as Pish-Tush, Neil Couperthwaite as Junior, Paulette Ivory as Yum-Yum, Alison Jiear as Pitti-Sing, Veronica Hart as Peep-Bo and Sharon Benson as Katisha. The show received good notices, with Plays International writing: "...all the disparate elements come together into a very lively and enjoyable evening."

Music and Lyrics by Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert, Starring Sharon Benson, Neil Couperthwaite, Lawrence Hamilton, Veronica Hart, Paulette Ivory, Alison Jiear, Richard Lloyd King, Ross Lehman, Paul Manuel and Ben Richards.


1. Overture 

2. We Are Gentlemen Of Japan 

3. A Wand'ring Minstrel I 

4. And The Drums Will Crash 

5. Belgold The Lord High Executioner 

6. I've Got a Little List 

7. Three Little Maids 

8. This Is What I'll Never Do 

9. I Am So Proud 

10. Let The Throng Our Joy Advance  11. Katisha's Entrance 

12. For He's Gonna Marry Yum-Yum 

13. The Hour Of Gladness 

14. Finale/Act One 

15. Entr'acte 

16. Braid the Raven Hair 

17. The Sun & I 

18. Swing A Merry Madrigal 

19. Here's A Howdy-Do 

20. The Mikado Song 

21. Alone And Yet Alive 

22. Tit-Willow 

23. Beauty In The Bellow 

24. Finale 

25. Playout


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