The Mikado is widely regarded as one of the most popular of Victorian operettas, written by Gilbert and Sullivan. A comic opera whose plot revolves around the wishes of the Lord High Executioner of the town of Titipu to marry his ward, Yum Yum who unbeknownst to him has fallen in love with Nanki Poo, the son of the great Mikado himself, but in disguise. In their attempts to resolve the situation, various town personages attempt to come up with creative solutions to this problem, among which are various threats of dire punishment including execution and being buried alive. Of course all is satisfactorily, if rather eccentrically resolved in the end. The Union Theatre presented their iconic all male version in July 2008, directed by Thom Southerland.
Role played : Nanki-Poo
“Damion Scarcella as Nanki-Poo is surely destined for stardom, a great looking chap with an interesting speaking voice which is as lyrical as his singing”. Savoynet.com