THE SORCERER - Halifax Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Halifax Playhouse, Halifax, HX1 2SH
Wed 6th November 2019 - Sat 9th November 2019

The Sorcerer by W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan


Wed 6th - Sat 9th November 2019
7:30pm & 2:30pm Saturday Matinee

The Sorcerer is a two-act comic opera, with a libretto by W.S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan.  It was the British duo's third operatic collaboration.  The plot of The Sorcerer is based on a Christmas story, An Elixir of Love, that Gilbert wrote for The Graphic  magazine in 1876. 

A young man, Alexis, is obsessed with idea of love levelling all ranks and social distinctions. To promote his beliefs, he invites the proprietor of J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to brew a love potion. 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.  In the end, Wells must sacrifice his life to break the spell.

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