Category: Music & Theatre Date: Saturday, 16 March 2013 The Southbank Centre will be holding a special concert performance of the classic comedy operetta The Mikado on March 16th 2013. One of the most famous compositions of the legendary Victorian-era theatrical duo of WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, the show will be brought to life with a semi-staged performance that conveys the essence of the story, as well as its timeless songs and witty wordplay. Originally making its debut in 1885, the show is set in Japan but uses its backdrop to deliver humorous satirical commentary on many aspects of British culture and politics. It contains many of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous and oft-referenced tunes, including A Wand'ring Minstrel I and Three Little Maids From School Are We. Culture vultures who choose to attend the show may be interested in booking a Billy Elliot the Musical package at The 41 Hotel, which includes two tickets to a more contemporary stage classic. It also offers a glass of Champagne on arrival at the luxury London hotel, a pre-theatre dinner and a signed programme, among other perks.