The Mikado (Wayne Handy)
Japanese nobility, the "J. Edgar Hoover of Japan." Carefree and relaxed, he just wants every criminal's punishment to serve as entertainment, and he loves a good joke. Although his demeanor is never serious, he is very strict about following the laws of Japan, as inconvenient as they may be.
Nanki-Poo (Malcolm Whelan)
The son of the Mikado, and heir to the Japanese throne. When he was betrothed to Katisha against his will, he ran away and disguised himself as a (less-than-talented) trumpeter for the Titipu orchestra. A na•ve hopeless romantic, he will do anything to be with Yum-Yum, even be beheaded.
KO-KO (Eoin Croffy)
Theatrical, clumsy, and cowardly, he is the most unlikely candidate for his post of Lord High Executioner. He takes great pride in having power, but can't actually bring himself to execute anyone. He is Yum-YumÕs fiancé and guardian.
POOH-BAH (Paul Norton)
"Lord High Everything Else," from the Archbishop of Titipu to the chief of police. He gives matter-of-fact advice from any of his many points of view, and will say anything (even state secrets) for a bribe. He is pompous and loves to show off.
PISH-TUSH (Ultan Keena)
The coolest gentleman of Japan, he knows everything that is going on and has an opinion on it all. No matter whatÕs happening, he's in the middle of it.
PITTI-SING (Amanda Cunningham)
The oldest of the three little maids. She is sarcastic at times but always speaks the truth. She stands up for her sister when Katisha arrives in town.
YUM-YUM (Sinead Donoghue)
The sweet, bubbly, middle child. She is betrothed to Ko-Ko but in love with Nanki-Poo. She is emotional and at times self-absorbed, as she wonders why she is "more attractive than anybody else in the whole world."
PEEP-BO (Louise McEvoy)
The sassy, youngest little maid. She has a big voice, but tags along with her older sisters.
KATISHA (Karen Martin)
Nanki-PooÕs "just a teeny weeny wee bit bloodthirsty" bride-to-be. Although plain of face, she has a striking left shoulder blade, fascinating right elbow, and stunning right heel. She comes to Titipu to claim her "prey"... er, fiancé. She is fierce, but quickly won over by Ko-Ko.