Review: Joyous shout and ringing cheer with ‘The Mikado’!

Photo credit: Southampton Operatic Society

Photo credit: Southampton Operatic Society

It’s almost a fortnight since Southampton Operatic Society’s final performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado – and what a final performance it was!

The show received two brilliant reviews from SceneOne and the Southern Daily Echo and welcomed six fantastic audiences, almost selling out on occasion.

I had a wonderful time working with the Society and I’m very glad I was able to get involved. The role of Yum-Yum was a delight to play – and the show was made all the more enjoyable by Director Sarah Fulcher’s hilarious approach to the libretto and Musical Director Fiona Willsher’s beautiful attention to phrasing and detail. The cast and crew were a joy to work with from day one – and I’m so proud of what we all accomplished! Thank you so much to everyone who came to see us perform.

I am very excited to see the success of Southampton Operatic Society’s next show, Half a Sixpence! Performances will take place at the Berry Theatre in Hedge End from 27 June to 2 July and are sure to provide an excellent evening of entertainment for all the family. Don’t miss out!


“…the stand-out voice must surely be that of Caroline Taylor as Yum-Yum. She has some superb singing credits already but this is her first production with SOS. Let there be many, many more.”

“…this took hours and hours of sheer slog and dedication, but there’s also some real inspiration, thanks to director Sarah Fulcher. Move over, ENO – the locals have it!”
(Mary Ann Evans, SceneOne:

“Yum-Yum…the stellar Caroline Taylor.”
(Alan Johns, The Southern Daily Echo)

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