Date(s) - 23/03/2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre is again delighted to offer a sneak preview of the next annual production from the local Gilbert & Sullivan Society. The Society’s choice for 2013 is one of the lesser-known works, “The Sorcerer”, which will be coming to Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre in May. But you can hear some of the highlights when the G & S Society take to the stage at the Under Ground’s Saturday coffee morning on 23rd March.
“The Sorcerer” was one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s earliest collaborations, and opened in London in November 1877, to be hailed by the Times as a “genuine success”. The comic action centres on a potion that compels people to fall in love with the first person of the opposite sex they set eyes on. The result, of course: a plethora of thoroughly mismatched couples!
At the Under Ground, the curtain goes up at 10am – and the show continues until noon. Entry is free. In addition to selections from “The Sorcerer”, you can also expect some familiar songs from operettas such as “HMS Pinafore”, “The Mikado”, and “The Gondoliers”.
Throughout, Fairtrade coffee and tea, plus home-made cakes, will be on sale in the theatre’s coffee bar – which will stay open until 4pm, for viewing of the Chris Liddiard art exhibition.
With the full story of Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre (“an elderly baronet”), the local vicar Dr Daly, and John Wellington Wells (of “JW Wells and Co, Family Sorcerers”), the G & S Society will be at the Devonshire Park each evening from Tuesday 7th May to Saturday 11th, with matinees on the Wednesday and Saturday.