Have a magical night out

Preston Gilbert & Sullivan celebrate 60 years with The Sorcerer.

Friday, 28th February 2014, 4:00 pm
Preston Playhouse
Preston Playhouse

The show, at Preston Playhouse, on Market Street West on Wednesday-Saturday, March 5-8, is about a magical love potion which goes horribly wrong.

It was first performed in London on November 1877. The first full-length work of the Gilbert & Sullivan partnership, it is a satire on social conventions.

Preston G&S Society says: “It was first performed in Preston in 1983 then again in 1998 and 2007. Styles do change over time and our productions are no different.

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“In 83 it was in the more conventional Victorian setting, in ‘98 that vision was repeated, in ‘07 we set the piece in the 1940s. This time time, in a tenuous link to our 60 Glorious Years, we are celebrating the 1960s.

“Maybe next time around it could be the 1980s with goths against punks.”

Tickets £10. See www.prestongass.co.uk.