In ‘The Sorcerer’, W S Gilbert exploits our nation’s love affair with tea. It’s the tale of how, with the best of intentions, an English aristocrat, Alexis of the Grenadier Guards, arranges for a love potion or ‘philtre’ to be added to the Villagers’ tea as they celebrate his engagement.
J. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, provides the magic love potion and gets all sorts of unlikely people to fall madly in love with one another. Unfortunately this includes Alexis’ fiancee, Aline, who falls for the elderly vicar Dr. Daly. After many comic twists and turns, all is eventually happily resolved.
Enjoy this classic tale of love, magic and tea in an English Country Garden, produced by Tynemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Society, at the Tynemouth Priory Theatre from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22 June 2013, curtain up 7.30pm (Saturday 5.30pm).
Tickets at £12 (Tuesday £10) are available from 0191 295 4250 or email tickets@tgss .co.uk.
by John Kitson