National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
with the National Festival Orchestra
Director: Donald Maxwell
Here is a rare opportunity to see a “magical” Gilbert and Sullivan show that seldom gets a “professional” outing. The plot of The Sorcerer is based on a Christmas story, An Elixir of Love, that Gilbert wrote for The Graphic magazine in 1876.
The idealistic Alexis is about to become engaged to the beautiful Aline. He is obsessed with the idea of love levelling all ranks and social distinctions. To support his views he invites the proprietor of J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers to their engagement party and orders him to concoct a love potion and spike the tea! This causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the first person they see and results in the pairing of comically mismatched couples. But how can they break the spell?
Make sure you don’t miss this spellbinding production directed by Donald Maxwell.
Fri 12 Aug 7.30pm
Sat 13 Aug 2.30pm
Fri 19 Aug 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thur 8 Sept 7.30pm
|Musical Director||James Hendry|
|Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, and elderly Baronet||Martin Lamb|
|Alexis of the Grenadier Guards, his son||Nicholas Sales|
|Dr Daly, Vicar of Ploverleigh||Bruce Graham|
|John Wellington Wells, of J W Wells & Co, Family Sorcerers||Richard Gauntlett|
|Lady Sangazure, a Lady of Ancient Lineage||Fiona Mackay|
|Aline her daughter, betrothed to Alexis||Jane Harrington|
|Mrs Partlet a pew opener||Pauline Birchall|
|Constance, her Daughter||Rebecca Bottone|
|CHORUS OF VILLAGERS|