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Show 2017!

RMS will be staging ‘The Hot Mikado’ in The Millbank Theatre from March 09th to 18th 2017.
‘Hot Mikado’ sticks closely to the farcical plot of the original Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan.
Hot Mikado has a fantastic score full of jazz, swing and blues arrangements, lots of big production and dance numbers for the company and comedy in spades.

Set against an impressive faux-Japanese backdrop, it's a classic forbidden love story involving Nanki-Poo who falls for Yum-Yum , who hap-pens to be promised to the Lord High Execu-tioner Ko-Ko. Much of the humour revolves around the characters trying to find loopholes around the Mikado's rules about flirting, marriage and regular executions in a way that lets everyone live happily ever after.

RMS staged ‘Hot Mikado’ in 2002 and it proved to be a great success enjoyed by cast and audiences alike.

• Great Chorus Show
• Lots of Big Numbers
• Toe Tapping from Over-ture to Play Out
• Super Contrast to ‘Seussical’
• Cost Effective
• Bright, colorful and up tempo
• Suit the company

Panto Talks Afoot for Christmas 2016
RMS and Rush Drama are currently in talks about the possibility of collaborating to bring Christmas Panto back to Rush.
If all goes as planned, we hope to be casting in October for a Pantomime to be staged this Christmas, with a cast drawn from both groups. Rehearsals for the Panto would run concurrently with those for the show with Panto company rehearsals taking place on Sundays.

The proposal is to stage the Panto for three weekends over Christmas and the New Year.


Production Team
for Hot Mikado

Barry Kavanagh, Director

The Director for "Hot Mikado" will be our own Barry Kavanagh. He brings with him 40 years experience in Musical Theatre and Drama. During this time Barry has worked on over 250 productions throughout the 32 counties, with experience as a Director, Aims Adjudicator, performer, designer, and stage manager. Barry directed our first full musical ’Finians Rainbow’ and continued to direct 6 of our first 10 musicals.
Barry has not directed a main show for the society since becoming a member in 2000 and he hopes to share his positive side for a change.

Sarah Lynch Barrett, Musical Director

Everybody will be delighted to hear that Sarah Lynch Barrett is once again in place as Musical Director. Sarah will be taking all rehearsals and conducting the show. Sarah has become a real asset to the society over the years.

She says ”I’m excited to be working on the show with RMS as I feel it will has so much to offer and challenge the society with. I know RMS will enjoy the challenge and the fantastic score, which is one of my all time favourites”

Sinead Lightley, Choreographer

Our choreographer this year is Sinead Lightley. Sinead moved to Ireland several years ago following a professional career in Musical Theatre, TV and Film. Sinead has her own stage school and has been working with MSPA in recent years.
Sinead is delighted to be working with RMS for the first time.

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