The Sorcerer promotional artwork - A picture of some potion bottles with haze swirling round them and purple-pink lights shining on them. Bubbly purple text reads: 'The Sorcerer' White text below reads: 'By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan'. In the top left corner: The St David's Players logo and text reading 'St David's Players; stdavidsplayers.co.uk'

St David's Players present

The Sorcerer

By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

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Gilbert set The Sorcerer in the little village of Ploverleigh in rural Devon. Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, Lord of the Manor is casting his benevolent eye over the villagers who are celebrating the betrothal of his son Alexis to Aline. The villagers, in true English fashion, keep their emotions well hidden. Then John Wellington Wells is introduced to administer a love potion to the entire village and the gentile atmosphere is turned ‘topsy turvy’. All the unmarried characters fall head over heels in love with the most socially unsuitable partners. As you might expect this mixture of Keeping Up Appearances and Last of the Summer Wine is enhanced by some wonderful melodies from Sullivan. Marvellous innocent fun with a political edge.

Directed by Nick Lawrence and Iryna Ilnystka

Pre-show talk with director Nick Lawrence on Sat 7 Oct at 6.45pm
This performance contains pyrotechnics.

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