COMIC opera The Mikado is set to grace the Leigh stage next week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a musical society.

St Joseph’s Hall on Chapel Street, Leigh will host the Japan set production from Tuesday until Saturday, May 18 with a 7.30pm start time.

Performed by The Three Towns Operatic Society, the play tells the story of the town of Titipu which needs to hold an execution or be downgraded to a village.

In true Gilbert and Sullivan style, the town set about convincing the Mikado the execution has taken place.

Throw in a love triangle and great music – what more can you ask for.

Although set in Japan, the play pokes fun at English people’s attitudes and perceptions.

To buy tickets contact 01942 605369 or 01942 676594. Alternatively visit