The Sorcerer

Saturday 22 February at 7.30 pm

The Sorcerer posterWe welcome Utopians Unlimited back to Carshalton for the fifth successive year to perform another Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera. Doors open at 7.00 pm.

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.

The director is Jon Fox, with musical direction by David Edwards.

Read more about The Sorcerer on Wikipedia.

Founded in 1980, the Utopians were originally a concert group of six singers. They have since morphed into a larger group (hence the 'unlimited') who stage Gilbert & Sullivan in churches in the Croydon, Reigate and Redhill area for church fund raising and enjoyment.

How to book your tickets

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Sue Trewhitt by email, or phone 07866 969147. You can pay by online bank transfer (see below for our bank details), by cash, or by cheque (payable to Carshalton Methodist Church).

Please contact Sue to book your ticket(s) before making any payment. Let her know how you wish to pay. She will then give you any further information, and agree how to get your tickets to you.

Please note that ticket numbers are limited for safety reasons. Last year's production was very popular: we recommend that you book your tickets in advance and don't rely on them being available on the door. If the performance is sold out, we will say so on this page.

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Our bank details

Account name: Carshalton Methodist Church
CAF Bank account no: 00030729
Sort code: 40-52-40

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The cast of Utopians Unlimited's 2019 production of The Mikado


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