Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre

proudly presents

The Sorcerer

by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan

June 14th – 17th 2023


Show Dates

Wednesday 14th June 2023 7:30 pm (£9)
Thursday 15th June 2023 7:30 pm (£10)
Friday 16th June 2023 7:30 pm (£12)
Saturday 17th June 2023 2:30 pm (£8)
Saturday 17th June 2023 7:30 pm (£12)

Tickets will be available to purchase from 1st April 2023

The Sorcerer by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan

Gilbert & Sullivan’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 the 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.

Ticket Info



Contact Us

The Sorcerer

Take Part

View Rehearsal Schedule

Charitable donations from programme sales

Those of you who are regular attenders at our shows will have noticed that in 2017 and 2018 we have sold large glossy programmes for the show rather than providing the usual paper ones. This was the initiative of several of our members, led by Sian Dowson. The proceeds were intended for donation to charity, which in 2017 was the local group Red2Green.

Last year we were able to make a donation of £357 to the charity SOS Children’s Villages, who are based in Cambridge. This was in memory of Philip Morris, the husband of one of our members, who tragically died suddenly early in the year and who was a supporter of this charity. The money will go sponsor the village of Chipata in Zambia for the next eighteen months.

Many thanks to all our audience members who bought programmes and made other donations.