Eastbourne Gilbert and Sullivan Society are going to be performing the classic opera The Sorcerer at the Devonshire Park Theatre for a week in May. The comic opera was the third to be written by the W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan partnership and, although it now tends to take a back seat in comparison to their later and more famous works, this is the template upon which they built. The Eastbourne production will be directed by Carol Mounter in her debut with the Society who are also welcoming back Nicole Brazier as their Musical Director.
Aline (Alison King) and Alexis (Neil Horstcraft) are madly in love and wish that everyone in the village could be as happy as they are. Alexis believes the power of love will level all social distinctions and employs a ‘family’ Sorcerer to create a love potion which everyone in the village drinks in their tea. They fall asleep and on waking fall in love with the first person they see, leading to some very inappropriate couples!
Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 7th to Sat 11th May, 19:45.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000 or in person at the Box Office and the Tourist Information Office.