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Sunday 18 August 2019

'The Mikado' set to open next Monday

FANS WILL BE unfurled in Wexford Opera House next week as the O'Reilly theatre plays host to the Mikado - the centenary production by Wexford Light Opera Society.

For 100 years the Society have entertained Wexford audiences and they hope that next week will be no exception with their colourful Gilbert and Sullivan production.

Returning to the big sing of the G&S is a nod to the historical roots of the Society, who in recent years have also wowed audiences with shows as diverse as 'Jekyll and Hyde', 'Ragtime', ' The Producers' and ' The Scarlet Pimpernel'.

'For the centenary we thought it was only fitting that we return to something more traditional. Gilbert and Sullivan are always crowd pleasers - whether the audience is old or new, and the lush score gives the cast and chorus something delightful to get their teeth into,' said Society PRO Nicky Kehoe this week.

Local Councillor George Lawlor will be in full voice to play the role of Nanki Poo in the production opposite the beautiful Claire Kavanagh as Yum Yum.

WLOS fans will be delighted to see Des Whelan back in the role of The Mikado, with the striking Siobhan Meyler-Fawsitt in the role of Katisha.

This year Siobhan also gets to share the stage again with her dad Liam, who is one of the mens chorus for the show.

Tickets for the Mikado are currently on sale at www.wexfordoperahouse.ie or by telephoning 053 9122144.

Tickets are €20 in the early part of the week and €25 for Friday and Saturday.

Family tickets are just €30 for a family of four and available for next Monday and Tuesday.

The show starts on Monday April 25 and closes on Saturday, May 30.

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