Ko-Ko

Ko-Ko

appointed by the Mikado as Lord High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado]

Ko-Ko

holder of dread office of High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado, Magill I, 591–592]
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IT'S a fun, if slightly bizarre night at the theatre in the company of Yum Yum, Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo.
To get around this, the canny folk of Titipu have appointed Ko-Ko, a prisoner condemned to death for flirting, to be Lord High Executioner, reasoning that he can't cut off another's head until he has cut off his own - rendering all flirters free from danger.
From the very model of the modern Major General to Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner, Gilbert and Sullivan's characterful creations have been bringing light and laughter to audiences for more than a century, and are loved the world over.
The Mikado is another gloriously topsy-turvy tale featuring a host of unforgettable characters, such as Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner and Pooh-Bah the sneering Lord High Everything Else.
Led by Ko-ko U (Myanmar), chairman of the Yangon Media Group and publisher of the Yangon Times, the International Jury stressed the need to remember Darwish, currently in prison, along with so many other human rights defenders and journalists, it said.
As Someday It May Happen," sung by Ko-Ko in The Mikado, is the quintessential list song.
He is heading an extraordinarily experienced cast that includes Graham Weston as the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko, a role that won him a Best Supporting Actor Award at the International G & S Festival.
Simon Butteriss, who also directed the operetta, gave a superb performance as Ko-Ko, the somewhat reluctant Lord High Executioner who planned but ended up having to wed the rather plain and elderly Katisha in order to save his own skin.
Richard Suart, 61, the actor and opera singer playing High Executioner Ko-Ko who will read the list, told The Telegraph that anyone who has, "slightly stepped out of line or fallen off their pedestal" will be included.
Baritone Curtis Olds played the ineffectual Grand Executioner Ko-Ko with the charismatic authority of a genuine entertainer.
The song, titled "As some day it may happen," has Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner of the mythical Japanese town of Titipu, singing about all the people he might be happy to execute:
Caretaker chief executive David McElhinney (aka Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner), himself a remnant of pre-revolutionary excess, says the giving up of bonuses demonstrates managers'' "commitment to the city".