also like….i’m a HUGE fan of gilbert and sullivan presented in a modern setting but How About We Go Back In Time Instead, Fellows? here’s a couple of ideas i had:
mikado in ancient rome
because ancient rome and the mikado have many things in common, but particularly backstabbing. i’m mostly thinking something inspired by i, claudius (minus all the orgies, obviously, because i feel like that would be a bit risque for gilbert and sullivan). nanki-poo disguises himself as a greek doctor and yum-yum is having none of it
mikado inspired by the borgia family
once again: ya got ya backstabbing. i’ve mostly thought about like four characters, so the mikado is the pope, katisha is lucretia, pooh-bah is cesare, and pish-tush is juan.